HPE Universal CMDB Browser

The UCMDB Browser is a lightweight web-based client to access UCMDB data. The UCMDB Browser provides a simple and intuitive search for Configuration Items (CIs) in UCMDB and displays important data in the context of the selected CI. It is an ideal tool for providing quick access to specific CI information. For each CI, relevant data is presented and gathered into information widgets (for example, Properties, Environment, and Impact Simulation widgets). Data is presented by default in a Preview mode, with the option to view more comprehensive data in an Expanded mode.

How to integrate Service Manager with the UCMDB Browser

You enable an integration to the UCMDB Browser when enabling an integration to UCMDB. For details, see Universal CMDB Integration Guide.

Supported use cases

When integrated with UCMDB Browser, Service Manager provides the following out-of-box features.

Viewing CI information in the UCMDB Browser

A View in UCMDB Browser button is available in the Configuration Item form. This button is displayed in each CI record that is synchronized from UCMDB. When a user clicks this button a CI, a UCMDB Browser login screen is displayed; after the user logs in with a UCMDB Browser account (username/password), the UCMDB Browser opens in the context of this CI.

Retrieving primary CI change history from the UCMDB Browser

The Change History widget from the UCMDB Browser is displayed in a problem record whose primary CI is synchronized from UCMDB. This widget is provided in the Primary CI History in UCMDB tab on the Problem form. Users can view the CI changes on that primary CI for root cause investigation.

Note For accessibility support of the embedded UCMDB widget, refer to the UCMDB Browser documentation.

Support of Automated Service Modeling (ASM)

Note Automated Service Modeling requires the UCMDB ASM Enhanced package to be deployed in UCMDB.

As version of 9.41, Service Manager supports the ASM functionality in the UCMDB Browser. Service CIs and consumer-provider relationships that are discovered by ASM can be pushed to Service Manager; additionally, you can tailor Service Manager such that Service Manager users can access ASM in the context of a business service, and access Impact Simulation in the context of an affected CI.

Support of ASM enables Service Manager users to view the accurate service trees that are discovered by ASM and facilitates service modeling in Service Manager.

For details, see Universal CMDB Integration Guide.