This node contains the following sections:

Universal CMDB Installation Overview

During installation, the following Universal CMDB components are installed:

  • Universal CMDB Browser
  • Universal CMDB server
  • Configuration management database (CMDB)
  • Universal CMDB packages
  • Data Flow Probe (if a suitable license is present – for licensing details, contact theSoftware Sales Assist team (

The following diagram provides a graphical overview of a typical deployment of the Universal CMDB system.

Note Universal CMDB must not be installed more than once on a server, even if the instances are installed in different folders or are different versions.

Installation Workflow

The installation workflow contains the following main stages:

  1. Set up the CMDB database server.

    Set up the Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle server, or a remote PostgreSQL Server.

    Note Setting up a remote PostgreSQL Server is necessary only if you are installing the PostgreSQL server remotely. If your intention is to install a PostgreSQL database locally, follow the instructions in the UCMDB Server installation procedure.

  2. Install the Universal CMDB Server.

    Install the UCMDB Server and configure the connection to the database.

    For High Availability, install two or more UCMDB Servers and configure their connection to the database and the load balancer.

  3. Install Universal CMDB Configuration Manager (if necessary)

    Install and configure Configuration Manager to analyze and control the data in UCMDB.

  4. Install one or more Data Flow Probes

    The Data Flow Probes are the components that enables the flow of data from the UCMDB to remote machines and back.

  5. Secure the UCMDB Server

    For details, see Hardening.

  6. Secure the Data Flow Probe.

    For details, see Hardening.

  7. Launch Universal CMDB.