BMC Atrium Discovery and Dependency Mapping (ADDM) and BMC BladeLogic Client Automation (BBCA) are designed to fulfill different discovery roles. These roles and the rationale behind them are discussed in this document.
BMC recommends that customers deploy as follows:
» Data Center Discovery: BMC Atrium Discovery and Dependency Mapping discovers servers, business applications, software components, and network devices in the data center; and mainframes when used with BMC Discovery for z/OS
» Client Discovery: BMC BladeLogic Client Automation discovers workstations, desktops, laptops, and mobile devices, as well as the installed software
This document presents one exception, where under very limited circumstances, BMC Atrium Discovery and Dependency Mapping may be useful for client discovery.