Summer's here...and so is another Discovery and CMDB release!

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Jason Odorizzi
Sr. Technical Markeing Manager (ITOM)

As summer starts to close in, schools are almost done for the year, graduation ceremonies and parties are happening, and pools are starting to open back up.  And if that wasn’t enough, another Discovery and CMDB release is nigh upon us!  Check out all the new features below.

We are announcing a new topology policy management capability, and new chart types in the CMS dashboard.  Topology policy management gives you the ability to create compliance policies for CIs and their dependencies.  Policies let you drive your configuration data toward higher levels of quality, and provide visibility to your enterprise’s ability to meet service level agreements disaster recovery responses and overall ability to perform as expected. The new bar, pie and list chart types now available in the CMS dashboard allow you to pick the best method to visualize the status of your reports and views.jason blog 1.png

 

We continue to expand and extend our public, private and hybrid cloud discovery features in all of our releases.  We have greatly improved Universal Discovery’s ability to capture AWS content with new authentication methods using LDAP & SAML integration across single or multiple AWS accounts as well as the ability to collect tags for any AWS service.  Once collected, these tags can be used as the basis for AWS-specific service models, and for enhanced query and reporting needs.  Check out the “Tag, you’re it!” blog to see why this is such a cool new feature!

We’re also introducing AWS Inventory Discovery that captures all EC2 instances without their AWS infrastructure.  This allows for lower-cost discovery of AWS compute devices for purposes of inventory and software asset management. Additionally, we now support Azure Stack discovery allowing for you to capture Azure data in more configurations than ever before.

Tired of being forced to use Windows for all your discovery needs?  No need to fret, the latest release of Discovery & CMDB allows you to leverage Linux-based probes for all your agent-based or agent-less discovery needs.  This includes being able to discover agent-based Windows! 

Finally, we’ve added support for several new application and OS-related discovery including Windows 2019, SUSE 15, Oracle 18c, VMware vCenter Appliance, and improved our integration with Cisco and with Micro Focus’s Network Automation tool (NOM).

To see a full list of new features and capabilities, check out the What’s New section of CMS at: https://docs.microfocus.com/itom/ITOM:Configuration_Management_System/WhatsNew

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