BMC Atrium Discovery and Dependency Mapping (ADDM) and BMC Client Management (BCM) 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 Client Management discovers workstations, desktops, laptops, and mobile devices, as well as the installed software
There is a solution that bundles both types of discovery. Please read the Discovery Solution datasheet for more information.