This Node Lifecycle Document (NLD) is intended for customers and partners of BMC Software and Integrations Developers to help you understand the BMC Atrium Discovery node lifecycle. This document details the internal components of BMC Atrium Discovery, the data model (for example, how virtualization hosts are modeled), and how to extend the data model. It is a good reference guide for integrating BMC Atrium Discovery with other systems.
The prerequisite for understanding the content in this document is basic familiarity with BMC Atrium Discovery, and the document should be used in conjunction with the BMC Atrium Discovery User guide, Configuration guide, and the Using the Search and Reporting service.
The document includes sections specific to the available node types:
The nodes are described in terms of their attributes, relationships and lifecycle.
Nodes can also be created by a user; some of their attributes and relationships are only populated by the user through the User Interface. These specific instances are noted in the documentation.
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