UAPM and CMDB Asset Type and Asset Classes.

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Issue/Introduction

Description:

UAPM and CMDB Asset Type and Asset Classes and how they are related when the products are integrated

Solution:

UAPM and CMDB Asset Type and Asset Classes

In UAPM, assets can be created only based on Models and the model determines the Asset Type (=CMDB family). Asset Class is a mandatory field and it is retrieved based on the Asset Type.

When the CA CMDB is deployed and when the MDB used by CA CMDB is shared with UAPM, the CMDB families are also shared and they are known to UAPM as Asset types for Models and Assets:

CMDB Families = UAPM Asset Types
CMDB Classes = UAPM Classes

In UAPM an Asset Type is a family_id field for ca_model_def and resource_family for ca_owned_resource:

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In UAPM we can view the Asset Type (CMDB Family) and the Classes created by CA CMDB, and vice versa.

For example let's look at the Hardware.Server Family which has many Classes associated with it:

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Figure 2

These values are provided by CACMDB content out-of-the-box.

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Figure 3

When registering asset with UAPM the class values are determined by the Asset Type (CMDB Family) used when the UAPM Model was created:

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They are displayed when the asset is created:

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The above information is an excerpt from the 'MDB, Hardware Assets and CORA' documentation. This document can be found in its entirety on support.ca.com.

Environment

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Component: ARGWEB

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