It's been awhile since I posted here. I also got to meet Doug (BMC CMDB Architect) in person recently. Here is my recent ah-ha moment with CMDB, and Discovery. I will start with BMC discovery (ADDM) then move to the CMDB topic of service concept. There is lots confusion out there on the difference of technical and business service should be within the CMDB. Some of you might say, I knew that years ago! But, It took me awhile to grabs the concepts even though I used and implemented the productions. I am a visual and tactical learner. I am writing this blog for those type of students. Diagram 1 explain the TPL and how things are discovery
Picture 1 explains the discovery concepts and how things are the development by looking for a pattern within a process(s) running on a device. Once you find that process you write a pattern or use discovery to write a pattern for you for that process. By using the discovered process, you can now create a software instance(s) by the group the process into the software(s).
Diagram 2 show the structure of the TPL base on Diagram 1. GTG... more to come later