While any user can view service data and drill down to diagnose the root cause of a problem, no data is available until services are in the system. A service model administrator can manually create service models through BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management. The tools you use to create and edit the service model depends on the products you have installed and integrated with Infrastructure Management as shown in the following table:
|Standalone Infrastructure Management||Use the Services Editor in the administrator console. For more information, see Editing a service model using Infrastructure Management administrator console.|
|BMC Atrium CMDB||Use Impact Model Designer to create and maintain the service models. For more information, see Building and publishing service models from BMC Atrium CMDB.|
|BMC Atrium CMDB with BMC Atrium Discovery and Dependency Mapping||Use BMC Atrium Discovery and Dependency Mapping to discover the infrastructure components and their relationships. Use Impact Model Designer in Atrium Core Console to refine the sub-models and relate them to the higher-level configuration items (CIs). For more information, see Editing a service model using BMC Atrium Explorer.|
From the Services page (Monitoring > Services) in the TrueSight console, you can see a high-level, real-time view of all your services. You can view, and sort services by priority (highest, high, medium, low, lowest) or by their status (unavailable, impacted, minor impact, warning, information, OK, unknown, and blackout).
Example of Services page sorted by status
Select a service to view the service details, service model, events, devices, and monitors associated with the service.
With the service model, you can view the overall status summary of a service and quickly pinpoint the impacting node. You can further investigate the problem, view the events and devices associated with the node, and determine the root cause. You can view both the discrete and distributed service models in the TrueSight console.
You can change the status of a service node, or place a service node in maintenance mode, while debugging a service issue.
You can also set up a services dashlet to closely monitor specific services. From the , select the services dashlet. Choose the services from a list of services, or based on criteria such as status and priority.