Metadata in BMC Atrium CMDB that defines a type of object, usually a configuration item (CI) or relationship. Either of these types of class can store data as a regular class, categorization class, abstract class, or abstract class with data replication. You can also apply the final class and singleton class options to a CI.
The object classification in BMC PATROL where global attributes can be defined. The attributes are then inherited by instances of the class. An instance belongs to a computer class or an application class. See also application class, computer class, and event class.