Release Highlights for CMS 11.0

Updated May 2018

This release presents you new modules in the UCMDB Browser with capabilities that were previously provided using the UCMDB admin UI. With improved user experience and ease-of-use, and as the new web-based UCMDB UI, the UCMDB Browser further simplifies administrative and integration management: The new Resource Manager module enables you to search for and graphically consume various resources in one place; the new Integration Studio module allows you to manage UCMDB integration points more easily and “at-a-glance”; and new map view with comprehensive CI and CI topology browsing capabilities, enhanced and expanded search capability, in-map navigation, node details consumptions, and reports integration. This release also introduces a new unit-based Universal Discovery Licensing model, which offers increased licensing flexibility, extended license coverage, and alignment with ITOM licensing practices.

Other items that are introduced in this release are:

  • Administration and supportability

    • Enhanced password policy by unifying the special or symbol characters available for passwords
    • Added support for Oracle Container Database (CDB) for hosting the UCMDB database
    • Added support for SAML authentication on UCMDB UI
    • Added support for installing and running Data Flow Probe on Linux using non-root privileges

    • Added support for root context and pagination in REST APIs in UCMDB, and introduced a new REST API to provide information about availability of REST API services
    • Extended support matrix coverage: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7.4; Oracle Enterprise Linux with Red Hat Compatible Kernel v7.4; Oracle Enterprise Linux with Oracle Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel v7.4; CentOS 7.2 and 7.3; SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.3; Storage Area Network (SAN); Microsoft SQL Server version 2017; Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016; IBM Systems Asset Management (ISAM) version 8; and F5 BIG-IP version 13.x load balancer.
  • Data push enhancements

    • Enhanced the Cmdb10xAdapter adapter by adding a new adapter setting allow.chunk.size.over.limit to enable data push operation even when the chunk size after split is larger than the data push chunk size setting

    • Added support for enabling delta data push based on TQL query layout
  • Discovery Content and Integrations

    • Discovered operating systems:

      • Apple macOS 10.13 High Sierra

    • New and extended discovery:

      • Agent Driven Inventory Discovery: Easily discover devices behind VPN or inside private network and moving devices, simplify the inventory discovery work flow, and improve the performance and the discovery capacity of Data Flow Probe.

      • Google Cloud Discovery: Discover Google Cloud Platform components using RESTful APIs.
      • System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) Discovery: Discovers the Hyper-V topology of hosts managed by SCVMM by connecting to SCVMM.
      • VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) Discovery: Discovers data from VMware vCenter servers that vROps connects to manage the virtualized VMware environment.
      • Red Hat Virtualization Discovery: Discover Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager (RHEV-M) topologies using REST APIs

      • Storage Devices by SNMP Discovery: Discover EMC Isilon Filers and Data Domain storage systems.
      • New capabilities of the existing discovery: 

        • Amazon Web Services (AWS) Discovery: Discover Cloud​Formation, Virtual Private Cloud, and Amazon Auto Scaling Groups
        • Microsoft Azure Discovery: Discover Azure Storage services, Virtual Network and Subnet
        • MySQL Discovery: Discover MySQL database and MariaDB instances including database tables and database users through Generic DB Protocol (SQL)
        • SMI-S Discovery: Discover Huawei OceanStor V5
        • Firewall Discovery: Discover Juniper firewalls including virtual firewalls through SSH Protocol with the new job Firewall Topology by Shell job.

    • Updated versions for discovered applications: Microsoft SQL Server 2017, Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) 1.6.x, Oracle Database 12c R2, and Red Hat WildFly (formerly JBoss AS) 11.x

    • Universal Discovery Inventory

      • Added a new parameter abortOnAgentDrivenFlowDetected to the Inventory Discovery by Scanner job

      • USB devices can now be correctly discovered by the Inventory Discovery by Manual Scanner Deployment and Inventory Discovery by Scanner jobs
      • Inventory Scanner can now discover Solaris Zone topology and Solaris LDOM topology with the discoverLDOM parameter being added to the Inventory Discovery by Manual Scanner Deployment and Inventory Discovery by Scanner jobs.

      • The Inventory Discovery by Scanner job can now report more CPU related attributes about LPAR.
    • Universal Discovery Agent: Added new parameters to the Install UD Agent and Update UD Agent jobs.
    • Integrations

      • Added support for integrating the following application versions to the existing integrations: HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM) 7.6, Network Automation (NA) 10.40, and Micro Focus Network Node Manager (NNMi) 10.40

      • Micro Focus Asset Manager Integration using AM Generic Adapter 1.04 is now being delivered as part of the content pack

      • Enhanced Micro Focus Network Automation (NA) integration to pull the Device Groups or Dynamic Groups and the relationship with devices from NA to UCMDB.

      • UI related changes

        • Changed the HP Software Products adapter category to HP Software Products / Micro Focus Products.
        • Moved HPE OneView and HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM) integration adapters to the Third Party Products category.

        • Renamed Service Anywhere Push Adapter to SMA-X Push Adapter.

Previous Versions:

Getting Started with CMS 11.0

Version 11.0 of the Configuration Management System consists of Universal CMDB 11.0 (UCMDB), Universal Discovery 11.0 (UD), and UCMDB Browser version 11.0. Version 11.0 is released in the same time frame with Universal Discovery Content Pack 26.00.

Universal CMDB (UCMDB) consists of a rich business-service-oriented data model with built-in discovery of configuration items (CIs) and configuration item dependencies, visualization and mapping of business services, and tracking of configuration changes. UCMDB implements data model, data flow management, and data modeling capabilities, and also provides impact analysis, change tracking, and reporting capabilities to transform CMDB data into comprehensible, actionable information that helps answer critical questions and solve business problems.

Universal Discovery software, with rich and constantly updated content, is UCMDB's preferred method for acquiring and maintaining the IT. With both agentless and agent-based discovery capabilities, Universal Discovery can discover infrastructure, network, and inventory assets. Universal Discovery is partially enabled by installing the Data Flow Probe which directly communicates with the UCMDB server.

UCMDB Browser is the lightweight, web-based user interface for UCMDB with improved user experience and ease-of-use. With capabilities that were previously available through the UCMDB admin UI only, the UCMDB Browser provides quick access to and simplifies administrative and integration management of UCMDB.

Documentation Library

The Configuration Management System (CMS) Documentation Library provides download links for all Universal CMDB documents of 10.xx releases and all UD Content Pack documents for CP11 and later releases, available on the Software Support portal (SSO), including all CMS documents for the most recent releases.

You can use this library to access any of the guides and release notes relevant to UCMDB versions 10.xx and UD Content Pack 11 or later, or to download the full documentation set as a bundle.

Video Library

CMS feature demo videos are available on the Documentation Portal.

Additional Resources