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BMC Helix CMDB 22.x: Fundamentals Administering - Part 1 (WBT)

BMC Helix CMDB (Configuration Management Database) helps you to source, store, monitor, and manage the configuration item (CI) data from multiple sources into a single location allowing you to understand your environment.

In this course, you will be introduced to the fundamentals of using BMC Helix CMDB. You will learn about the Common Data Model as well as the processes for the reconciliation and integration of data in the BMC Helix CMDB. Additionally, you will be introduced to the BMC Helix CMDB Dashboard.

Major release:

BMC Helix CMDB 22.x

Good for:

Configuration Managers, Administrators

Course Delivery:

Web Based Training (WBT) | 3 heures

Course Modules

  • Configuration Management and Common Data Model
    • Introduction to Common Data Model (CDM)
    • The relationships in the CDM
    • The relevant documentation and tools for researching the CDM
    • Basics of BMC_BaseElement and BMC_Relationship classes
    • Most commonly used classes of BMC_BaseElement Subclasses
    • Purpose of BMC_BaseRelationship and its individual subclasses
    • Navigate the Class Manager
    • Viewing a class and a relationship class
    • Creating and Modifying a class
    • Auditing overview
  • Importing Data
    • Process to load data into BMC Helix CMDB
    • Concept of Datasets
    • Importing data using the Atrium Integrator
    • Importing data using Atrium Integrator Spoon.
    • Importing data using the Data Management console
    • Importing data using cmdbdriver Program
  • Normalizing Data
    • Purpose of the Product Catalog
    • How the Product Catalog supports multitenancy
    • How the Product Catalog helps the BMC Helix CMDB to normalize data
    • The role of the Normalization engine
    • Normalization modes and process
    • Normalization statuses
    • How the normalization works with the BMC Helix CMDB to reconcile data
    • Creating a normalization job
    • Monitoring a normalization job
  • Reconciling Data
    • The purpose of reconciling CMDB data
    • The structure of a reconciliation job
    • BMC tools to reconcile the BMC Helix CMDB data
    • How the reconciliation engine works with the BMC Helix CMDB to reconcile data
    • Creating a reconciliation job
    • Additional reconciliation activities
  • Federating Data
    • The concepts and methods of federation
    • Identify when to use the launch and retrieve method
    • Introduce the Federation Manager