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Three Big Benefits of Universal Discovery and UCMDB 2020.08

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Let’s take a look at all the new benefits you’ll be enjoying when you adopt the new 2020.08 release of Universal Discovery and Universal CMDB (UCMDB)!

BENEFIT #1:  Faster, simpler discovery
The new discovery user interface released in 2020.08 uses wizard-based workflows, delivers detailed, easy-to-understand reports, and has new easy-to-use troubleshooting tools.  With the new Discovery UI, you can build re-usable “building blocks” that make it easier to set up and use discovery.  Discovery will start quicker and will provide you with a better understanding of your infrastructure faster than ever before.

The 2020.08 release also introduces two new discovery-related technologies. 

  • Goal-Based Discovery means you now only identify the end state of what you want to discover, and the new Discovery UI will fill in the blanks for you on all the prerequisite data needed to achieve your goals.
  • Elastic Probe Thread Management means discovery will now intelligently utilize the full resources of the servers involved in discovery and will stretch or compress in real time to optimize your discovery needs and server resources. 

Finally, with the new Discovery UI dashboard and reports, you can easily see the status of each discovery job, making troubleshooting any discovery job much easier!

UDUCMDB2020_08.pngBENEFIT #2: Discover more cloud and infrastructure
Each release of Universal Discovery and UCMDB enriches your discovery and deepens your understanding of your hybrid IT environment.  With the 2020.08 release, you can now discover Google Cloud Platform (GCP) tags and use those in your views and queries.  You can also discover more Azure PaaS service and control the discovery for just the Azure PaaS services you require.  You can also capture the running state of AWS and Azure VMs so you know if they are active or inactive.  And if you are working with AWS, you can now discover AWS “Private IPs” for more accurate discovery of your cloud environment.  MongoDB and Oracle ASM discovery has been added, along with support for OpenShift 4, vRealize 7.5, and VMware 7.  More detailed discovery information about the 2020.08 release can be found on the Micro Focus documentation site.

BENEFIT# 3: More deployment flexibility
While you have always been able to deploy UCMDB on-premises, the 2020.08 release contains some new deployment options.  You can now deploy Universal CMDB standalone as a container as part of Micro Focus’s Container Deployment Foundation (CDF).  Also, deploying UCMDB on SaaS is available as part of a Micro Focus Service Management Automation X (SMAX) deployment. 


As always, you can get a good overview of Universal Discovery and UCMDB by reading the Product Brief and paying close attention to the What’s New section.

With the 2020.08 release, Micro Focus Universal Discovery and UCMDB continues to innovate and makes managing the discovery of your hybrid IT environment across multi-cloud, on-premises, and containers easier, faster, and more complete.

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