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UCMDB Support Tip: CI Synchronization (APM - UCMDB) 1.0

The integration between HP APM and HP Universal CMDB (UCMDB) enables you to share information from UCDMB with HP APM.

You can use the integration to automate the creation and update of requests in HP APM, freeing you from repetitive and manual input of information in HP APM. This also ensures that HP APM is kept up to date with real, accurate, discovered data in your environment.

The following provides an overview of the HP APM integration with UCMDB:

Integration direction

From UCMDB to HP APM

Integration technology

Push adapter

Pushed data

CIs created in UCMDB are pushed to HP APM to create requests in HP APM

HP Universal CMDB adapter

HP APM Push Adapter (APMPushAdapter)

 

How Data is synchronized between HP APM and UCMDB When referring to the concept of data information, it is important to distinguish between a UCMDB CI (Configuration Item) and an HP APM entity. Both are defined in a different Data Model, and there must be a conversion before transferring CIs in UCMDB to Applications in HP APM.

UCMDB stores its information using CIs. The integration chooses which data to pull from UCMDB by defining integration TQL queries. Each TQL query defines a superset of data relevant for the integration.

The UCMDB Push Engine:

  • Retrieves the required data from the UCMDB, using the given TQL query.
  • Filters the data to include only the data that has changed since the last execution of this synchronization.
  • Splits the data into multiple chunks without breaking consistency.
  • Sends the information to the Probe/Adapter.

The Push Adapter is a generic framework for easily configuring push adapters, using only XML and Groovy. It allows easy mapping of the data from the UCMDB data model into the HP APM data model, and the transfer of this converted data into the HP APM database through REST APIs called from HP APM.

You may refer to the following manual guide to obtain further details about this integration: Release Notes for PPM Center 9.22 (see Integrating HP APM with Universal CMDB in Chapter 3)

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