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Package Administration Overview

Note The Package Manager module is available for users with the following permissions:

  • Administration
  • Deploy Packages
  • Run Discovery and Integrations
  • Package Manager

A package contains resources that are grouped together by defined criteria. For a list of the default resource types, see Resource Types.

Package Manager fulfills several functions:

  • Enables the discovery of specific IT infrastructure assets. For example, deploys the SQL_Server package to discover Microsoft SQL servers.

  • Enables you to define the CI Type model through the CI types that are included in the packages. For example, some of the CI types included in the Host_Resources_Basic package are File System, CPU, Process, and Print Queue.

  • Enables you to move groups of resources from one system to another, for example, from a test to a production environment.

There are two types of packages:

  • Factory package. Contains resources that are deployed with the installation and are used to initialize .

    By default, factory packages are located in the <UCMDB_installation_folder>\content\basic_packages folder.

  • Custom package. A package that is user created. You may want to create a custom package if the factory packages do not contain the resources needed for the tool you are developing, or if you want to export resources from system to system. For details, see How to Create a Custom Package.

    Caution If you create custom packages for the resources or tools you develop, do not place them in the <UCMDB_installation_folder>\content\basic_packages folder. This folder is only for factory packages.

Export and deployment of packages from system to system is performed through the Package Manager interface.

You can:

  • Export some or all of a package's resources to your local directory. For details, see How to Export a Package.

  • Deploy some or all of a package's resources to the from your local directory. For details, see How to Deploy a Package.