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HP Universal Configuration Management Database (UCMDB) in 3 easy steps

HPITSM ‎03-05-2013 03:52 PM - edited ‎09-25-2015 10:03 PM

So you’ve got HP UCMDB. Now what? What on earth do you do with all that info? You understand having accessible IT information is the key to managing it; however, you’re still unsure of exactly how to get the most value out of all your data. Please allow us to break it down for you.


Three awesome things you can (and should!) do with your UCMDB:


1. Increase your visibility across silos: The UCMDB Browser provides an easy to use interface to access any and all info within your UCMDB as well as any info that’s accessible through federated sources. You can search for hosts, applications, databases, web-servers, business services, virtualization infrastructure, public cloud resources and even people—simply by typing what you’re looking for into a search bar.


2. Ensure the Business Continuity of your critical services: As you may have noticed, today’s IT environments are becoming increasingly complicated. Previously, an application was directly deployed on top of a host and used certain storage directly .Virtualization is now the common middle man, making it hard to grasp the entire dependency structure of a business service, and the ever-growing amount of technologies aren’t exactly making it any easier. This is where HP Universal Discovery (UD) comes into play to find out all the necessary info about your services throughout the different layers. Then by using HP UCMDB Configuration Manager topology policies, you can detect the most intricate issues in the complex topology of your service and ensure they are mitigated.


3. Capture waste and overspending: Since IT environments of large organizations are extremely complex, it’s all too easy to either over-allocate or misallocate resources to support the infrastructure of business services and applications. By automatically discovering and auditing existing configurations, your organization is able to ensure the proper utilization of allocated resources, thereby capturing and recalling unused resources. These use cases are supported by creating the correct configuration policies in the HP UCMBD Configuration Manager.


We hope these tips help you get the best use of your HP UCMDB! Just remember, information equals power and value. Now you possess—and hopefully understand—how to best use the tools at your disposal to realize value, reduce risks, save costs and bridge silos. To learn more about HP UCMDB capabilities, check out this informational video.


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