Enabling Proactive Service Resolution
Organizations rely on incident management to get visibility into disruptions of their normal service operations. However, without automation, these incidents need to be created, updated, and upon the restoration of normal service behavior, resolved or closed to completion. Automation saves the time and effort invested in such repetitive incident management tasks and can help improve the turnaround time for resolving incidents.
Proactive Service Resolution is an end-to-end solution that integrates BMC Helix Operations Management with supported trouble ticket management or IT service management systems to create trouble tickets or incidents for critical events, automatically.
The automated integration bridges the gap between operations and service desks and enables you to proactively manage the IT infrastructure risks that can impact the performance of your applications or services.
By using Proactive Service Resolution, you can integrate the event management solution, BMC Helix Operations Management, with trouble ticket management systems, such as BMC Helix for CSP or ServiceNow Telecommunications and Media Assurance Workflows and create tickets for qualifying events automatically. BMC Helix Intelligent Automation also supports creating incidents for qualifying events in BMC Helix IT Service Management (ITSM).
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When an event of a critical severity is generated in BMC Helix Operations Management, a predefined event policy gets triggered in BMC Helix Operations Management. This triggers an automation policy in BMC Helix Intelligent Automation. A trouble ticket or an incident gets created in the trouble ticket or IT service management system configured in BMC Helix Intelligent Automation and an information event is created inBMC Helix Operations Management. The information event contains the ticket or incident details and is updated every time the ticket or incident is updated.
The following figure provides an overview of the process:
The following table provides information about the products involved and the role of each product.
BMC Helix Operations Management
Collects metrics and generates events for your IT infrastructure in case any problems occur.
BMC Helix Intelligent Automation
|Automates the process of creating and updating trouble tickets for critical events and creates an information event for the ticket.|
Supported trouble ticket management and IT service management (ITSM) systems.
|Supported products for Level 2 (L2): Infrastructure-based service resolution.|
BMC Helix Discovery
Supported products for Level 3 (L3): Infrastructure-based service resolution with BMC Helix ITSM and BMC Helix Configuration Management Database.
For more information about the supported versions of these products, see System requirements.
Proactive Service Resolution levels
Proactive Service Resolution supports the following levels:
The following table lists the tasks that you need to perform to enable Proactive Service Resolution depending on the ticket or incident management system that you use:
BMC Helix ITSM
Configure Proactive Service Resolution for IT service management system
|Configuring Proactive Service Resolution for incidents|
Configure Proactive Service Resolution for the trouble ticket management system of your choice
|Configuring Proactive Service Resolution for TMF-compliant trouble tickets|