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HPE Universal CMDB (UCMDB) integration

HPE Service Manager has an out-of-box integration with the HPE CMS solution (UCMDB).

The HPE CMS strategy is to leverage web services and use contributing CMDB and other data repositories through a common view of business services provided by the UCMDB. As such, the integration between HPE UCMDB and HPE Service Manager is using web services.

HPE UCMDB and the HPE discovery tools provide detailed CI and relationship information built using an innovative discovery capability. Essentially, by listening on the network and identifying applications and hardware “talking” through standard protocols, HPE uses a spiral discovery approach, interrogating applications to gain information about levels 2 through 7. This discovery capability understands how applications and hardware are related and shows this in graphical form.

The information presented in the CMS is representative of the actual state and can be viewed within HPE Service Manager in the “Actual State” tab in a CI record.

This is an alternative view of the same data. HPE Service Manager also provides a deliberately simpler visualization of the CIs and their relationships designed to provide the Service Desk user a summary of the information held in the CMS.

Indicators are used on the CI icons to visually show the user there are open records for the CI.

Change Management assessment capabilities are integrated with HPE UCMDB to provide impact analysis information based on the topological view of the CI data.

Also, HPE UCMDB provides the ability to model the potential impact of changes on the fly without physically making the change.