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HP uCMDB and HP Service Manager Federation - Duplicate CI

Our current integration to Service Manager creates duplicate CIs. One reason is due to "Installed Software" appearing on multiple servers. We want to treat "Installed Software" as CIs (Not attributes) in Service Manager i.e. we want the ability to view which servers are affected when specific Installed software is changed. When pushing the data to Service Manager, the 1st occurrence would be correct and every subsequent entry would be suffixed with "_" a rolling number. When displaying the structure one would always show the structure of the 1st loaded CI, unless one specifically select one suffixed with "_" and a number, but it will never show all servers that run the installed software in question.

It is easy enough to view this in HP uCMDB, but how does one enable a Service Manager user to view this?

One thought is to group installed software, example as follows:

Installed Software                                     Global ID                                       Related to Server
DOT NET                                                    12345                                             Server1
DOT NET                                                     24680                                            Server2
DOT NET                                                     36913                                            Server3
DOT NET (Grouping of above)                11111                                            Server1, Server2, Server3

Push DOT NET (Group) to Service Manager


Please advise possible solution for this scenario. We were informed that federation would remove these duplicate CIs, but we do not understand how this would happen.

 

P.S. This thread has been moved from Application Perf Mgmt (BAC / BSM) Support and News Forum to CMS and Discovery Support and News Forum. -HP Forum Moderator

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Hi,

 

I am trying to push CIs from uCMDB to Service manager, however I'm not able to succeed in creating Installed Softwares as CIs in SM.

Could you please assist in doing that??

 

Best Regards,

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SM resolves on the name attribute so if it sees one that exists it will create another one with an '_' and number.

 

If you replicate Hosts and related CIs  you must also replicate the relationships.

These are seperate Jobs in the IP for SM so make sure you activate them all and confirm they are working.

 

Check the integration TQLs to review what you're actually sending and the sm.log file to review how it's being handled.

 

The OOtB SM IP is pretty basic and you may need to modify it some, depending on version.

Sorry I don't have access to an example.

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