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BMC Atrium Discovery and Dependency Mapping 9.0: Administering

This course provides information on the key concepts and core functionality of BMC Atrium Discovery and Dependency Mapping version 9.0, including improvements and newly added features. The course also provides information on the architecture, functionalities, utilities, configurations, and troubleshooting tips for effective deployment. In addition, this course includes information on improvements and new features in BMC Atrium Discovery. On completion of the course, participants will be able to configure and optimally use BMC Atrium Discovery.

  • Skills Gained
  • Who Can Benefit
  • Prerequisites
  • Syllabus
Identify the need for BMC Atrium Discovery
Describe the working of BMC Atrium Discovery
Review the layout and utilities in the user interface
Install and configure Windows discovery proxies
Set up users and configure User Interface security
Describe a taxonomy and view standard patterns from the UI
Access available dashboards and configure dashboards
Run reports and view dependencies using visualizations
Create manual groups and working sets of hosts
Execute basic and advanced query language
Use search clauses in creating search queries
Create custom reports
Describe and configure patterns as needed
Run a discovery scan and interpret the results
Explain the concept of first scan, second scan, and optimization in a discovery run
Review all supported credentials in BMC Atrium Discovery
Configure Windows proxies for scans in BMC Atrium Discovery
Explain the different discovery access types
Monitor discovery runs
Diagnose and troubleshoot discovery issues
Back up discovered data using snapshots
Examine and modify an appliance baseline
Consolidate discovered data from multiple appliances to a single appliance
Describe file system hierarchy in BMC Atrium Discovery
Configure integration with BMC Atrium CMDB
Technical members of the project team responsible for deploying BMC Atrium Discovery and Dependency Mapping
  • Configuration managers
  • Project managers

Familiarity with the Linux command line
Knowledge of simple regular expressions and scripting languages such as Perl, Python, or Bash

1. BMC ATRIUM DISCOVERY OVERVIEW

  • BMC Atrium Discovery Concepts
  • UI Overview

2. WINDOWS PROXY INSTALLATION

  • Install a Windows Proxy Credential in BMC Atrium Discovery
  • Windows Proxy Management in the UI

3. USER ADMINISTRATION AND SYSTEM SECURITY

  • User Management
  • LDAP Integration
  • Security Policy
  • General Security Concepts at the CLI

4. TAXONOMY AND DATA MODEL

  • Taxonomy Basics
  • Understanding Data Models
  • Viewing the Taxonomy

5. DASHBOARDS: INFORMATION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

  • Dashboard Basics
  • All About Channels
  • Using the Chart Channels
  • Editing Dashboards
  • Dashboards at the CLI
  • Editing Channels in the UI

6. ANALYSIS UI: REPORTING

  • Introduction to the UI
  • Searching the Database
  • UI Filtering and Charting
  • Contextual Analysis

7. ANALYSIS UI: HOST GROUPING

  •  Automatic Grouping
  • Managing Manual Groups
  • Host Profiles: Server Passports

8. QUERY BUILDER: CUSTOMIZING LIST VIEWS

  • Query Builder Basics
  • Query Builder Layout
  • Query Language

9. BASIC AND ADVANCED QUERY LANGUAGE: POWER SEARCHING

  • Formulating Queries: Basics
  • The SEARCH and WHERE Clauses
  • Regular Expression Basics
  • Controlling Display with SHOW Clause
  • Advanced Query Language

10. CUSTOM REPORTS

  • Custom Reports Basics

11. INTRODUCTION TO PATTERNS: HOW THE INTELLIGENCE WORKS

  • Patterns and Data Models
  • Pattern Configuration

12. SCANNING BASICS: TELLING BMC ATRIUM DISCOVERY WHAT AND WHEN

  • Basic Discovery Essentials
  • Discovery Results

13. DISCOVERY OVERVIEW: GETTING DATA FROM THE ESTATE

  • The Basic Philosophy
  • First Scan Details
  • Second Scan Details
  • Optimization Details
  • Bringing it All Together

14. DISCOVERY CREDENTIALS: GIVING BMC ATRIUM DISCOVERY AUTHORITY TO DISCOVER

  • The Credential Vault
  • BMC Atrium Discovery Credentials
  • UNIX Credentials
  • Windows Credentials
  • SNMP Credentials
  • vCenter and vSphere Credentials
  • Database Credential Groups
  • Credential Groups: Middleware and Management Systems
  • Credential Ordering
  • Testing Credentials

15. DISCOVERY SCRIPTS: WHAT BMC ATRIUM DISCOVERY WILL ASK A HOST

  • Platforms
  • The Different Access Types: UNIX, Windows, and SNMP
  • UNIX Discovery Scripts
  • Windows Discovery Scripts
  • VMware ESX Discovery Scripts

16. DISCOVERY MONITORING

  • Monitoring Per Run
  • Monitoring Per Credential or Per Windows Proxy
  • Monitoring by Current State

17. DISCOVERY TROUBLESHOOTING

  • Understanding the Discovery Access Page
  • Specific Reports

18. APPLIANCE SNAPSHOT: CLONING AND BACKING UP

  • Introduction to Appliance Snapshots
  • Creating Snapshots from the UI
  • Transferring Snapshots to a Discovery Appliance
  • Restoring the UI from Snapshots
  • Post-Creation Steps and Settings

19. APPLIANCE BASELINE

  • Introduction to Appliance Baselines
  • Viewing Baseline Differences
  • Updating and Configuring Baselines

20. CONSOLIDATION: USING MORE THAN ONE APPLIANCE

  • Introduction to Consolidation
  • Consolidation Details

21. BMC ATRIUM CMDB SYNCHRONIZATION

  • CMDB Synchronization Overview
  • Setup Prerequisites
  • CMDB Synchronization Initiation
  • Multitenancy

22. USING THE BMC ATRIUM DISCOVERY CLI

  • File System Details
  • Service Ordering and Syntax
  • The Tideway Application Services
  • Utility Syntax Help

23. SUPPORT AND INFORMATION

  • Discovery Support Information
  • BMC Atrium Discovery Online Resources

24. APPENDIX A

  • Virtual Appliance Installation
 BMC
  • Course Code: AUTO-ADA1-0900
  • Duration : 4 days
  • Certified by: BMC

This course provides information on the key concepts and core functionality of BMC Atrium Discovery and Dependency Mapping version 9.0, including improvements and newly added features.

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