HP UCMDB Product Integrations, like IDS Scheer ARIS, are Key to a Successful CMS

 

The Configuration Management System (CMS) provides the information foundation that enables IT to make better decisions. At the center of the HP’s CMS is the HP Universal CMDB that performs the functions of an Integrated CMDB – as defined in ITIL v3. The UCMDB acts as an information broker between providers and consumers of data, and it imparts a service context to the information so that all decisions are made with a business service in perspective.

 

As the CMDB has evolved, we’ve seen early CMDBs that were home grown systems, then we had Asset Management Systems that contained inventory and financial information, followed by Service Desk products that also tracked incidents problems and changes. 

 

In the past few years, automated discovery and dependency mapping products such as HP’s Discovery and Dependency Mapping Advanced (DDMA) edition software have provided the critical “dependency” information that customers really needed to make better decisions.  Then came notion of a federated CMDB that further extends discovery and dependency mapping.

 

As the cornerstone of HP’s CMS, the UCMDB ships with integrations to products across HP’s software portfolio, but it also ships with integrations to partner products and even our competitors’ products. Beyond this, HP provides customers the tools to integrate data at multiple levels across data providers and data consumers via several types of UCMDB integration methods.

 

The success of HP’s CMS is heavily dependent on being able to integrate and federate to HP and non-HP tools – and the UCMDB does both extremely well.  This aligns closely with the ITIL v3 model in which federation allows the CMS to integrate to multiple sources of configuration data. 

 

HP has recently released a new product integration for UCMDB and ARIS IT Architect from Software AG (formerly IDS Scheer). Software AG is the global leader in Business Process Excellence, with more than 40 years of innovation that includes ARIS, the first business process analysis platform. The integration synchronizes business services/processes and Enterprise Architecture (EA) information from ARIS to UCMDB. This integration accelerates end-to-end Change Management and Impact Analysis from the IT infrastructure (at the data center level) to the business service/process level.

 

With this integration, UCMDB “pulls” information from an XML export generated by ARIS. Today, the Configuration Items (CI’s) that are synchronized through the integration include Business Services, Business Processes, Business Process Steps, Ownership information, and Business Application software.  This enables joint UCMDB/ARIS customers to better understand and support their business processes by mapping them to the physical IT Infrastructure. By synchronizing IT transactions already modeled in ARIS into the HP CMS customers can use the business process model in ARIS as the basis for their Service Model in HP’s Configuration Management System. This provides a central location to maintain this information and enable customers to use the information across the HP Portfolio and the IT Processes.

 

You can access the IDS Scheer ARIS Integration adapter today from DDM Community or directly from this link:
https://h20093.www2.​hp.com/servlets/Proj​ectDocumentList?fold​erID=621&folderI​D=536&expandFold​er=...

Comments
belloncleg | ‎07-25-2011 07:23 AM

Hello,

 

I am an ARIS administrator (integration and supervising).

The CMDB team uses uCMDB v9.2 by HP and want us to connect ARIS to uCMDB.

The documentation that uCMDB team gave us doesn't contain any information about the ARIS product.

 

Can you send me the official document by HP that explain the whole process (on uCMDB, on ARIS) and that indicates the necessary IP port?

 

The link you indicate doesn't  work:

http$://h20093.www2.hp.com/servlets...

 

Best regards.

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