What's New in HP CMS Version 10.10

Version 10.10 of the Configuration Management System is comprised of Universal CMDB 10.10 (UCMDB), Universal Discovery 10.10 (UD), and UCMDB Configuration Manager 10.10 (CM). This release bundles UCMDB Browser version 3.0 and Content Pack 13.

This release enables a higher level of enterprise readiness by:

HP Universal CMDB

Universal Discovery

Content Pack 13

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HP Universal CMDB

UCMDB Capacity

UCMDB now supports deployments of up to 60 million CIs and relationships. This is a 50% increase from version 10.01 and 9.05. More CI information hosted within the UCMDB can enable you to cover more devices, more applications, and to better serve your business goals.

UCMDB Browser 3.0

UCMDB Browser 3.0 can be deployed across the entire IT organization and provides more tools for viewing and pinpointing critical information, while enabling greater control over the level of access to CI data. These are the main improvements for the Browser:

Support for PostgreSQL

UCMDB deployments can now use the PostgreSQL database. By allowing usage of this popular open source database, users can now lower the cost of ownership of their implementations, specifically for lighter and smaller deployments, or for development and testing purposes. PostgreSQL comes out-of-the-box with the UCMDB installation or can be used as an external database. For details on supported versions, refer to the HP Universal CMDB Support Matrix.

Support for Microsoft SQL 2012

UCMDB now supports running on Microsoft SQL version 2012.

CAC (Common Access Card) Authentication Support

UCMDB now supports authentication via CAC. CAC is used by many official organizations as an identification card. CAC can now be used to authenticate a user into the UCMDB.

JMX Search Engine & Log Viewer

The UCMDB JMX console contains hundreds of operations that can be used to manage many aspects of the UCMDB without the need to access the administration interface. It is now easier and quicker to access any JMX operation via a new, powerful search for commands. The new search engine also enables searching and accessing the UCMDB server logs from the JMX console.

IPv6 Support

IPv6 is supported in multiple sections within the UCMDB and Configuration Manager, for example:

For specific IPv6 support details, refer to the documentation.

Push Federated Data

Information from managed data repositories (MDRs) can now be pushed via push adapters into other MDRs. (This applies only to information from federated adapters that support supplying the last update time property for the federated CIs.) Your Configuration Management System can act as the central information hub within your organization, giving you more tools to federate data from many sources, reconcile into one set of data within the UCMDB, and push the data to be used by other systems, like HP Service Manager, HP Asset Manager, and more.

Enrichments Without Touch

Enrichments can now update CIs without 'touching them', thus allowing them to age. The Java API can now also update CIs without touching them.

UCMDB Configuration Manager

The UCMDB Configuration Manager (CM) landing page was redesigned to allow you easier access to achieve your business goals. You can now target the creation of views and policies to more rapidly address business critical issues such as IT standardization, data quality, and business continuity. It also allows you to control the authorized state of your data quickly and to track changes and drifts from authorized values.

 

Universal Discovery (UD)

HP Universal Discovery (UD) software provides visibility into IT environments by automatically discovering and mapping IT applications and infrastructure elements. This is an overview of the main new features and enhancements in Universal Discovery 10.10.

IPv6 Support

To support the various IT organizations migrating their IPv4 environments to IPv6, UD 10.10 includes support for IPv6 with the following features:

Data Flow Probe Clusters and Central Management

Users can now create clusters of multiple Data Flow Probes, enabling automatic distribution of IP ranges across the probes. Probe clusters also provide central management of the probes from the user interface and eliminate the need to work with the ProbeMgr.xml file and to install probes using the separate mode.

Population Error Handling

Users can now see the status of population jobs per CIs and then re-run population only on failed CIs.

Express Teaching

In UD 10.10, the Express Teaching functionality has been ported into the UCMDB interface. This feature enables users to teach applications easily from unrecognized Windows files collected by inventory scanners. Previously in UD 10.0 and 10.01, unrecognized file information was not available on the Data Flow Probe and the Inventory Tools (such as the SAI Editor and the Analysis Workbench) were the only way to teach applications.

Multi-threaded UD Agents

UD has provided a huge step forward with the combined value of advanced dependency mapping and inventory discovery in one product. This allows previously available agentless, shell-based discovery adapters to now also work using the UD agents. Significant performance enhancements have been made to these UD agents which are now capable of processing HTTP requests using multi-threading. This allows faster concurrent processing of UD agent-based jobs.

XML Enricher Scan File Processing Speed

The XML Enricher is a process that enriches the scan files of discovered inventory data with application data using Software Application Index (SAI) application recognition. The XML Enricher component has been ported from a native 32-bit application to a 64-bit Java-based application and includes significant increases in scan file processing performance.

Native Agent and Scanner Support on Windows x64 Platform

Previously, 64-bit systems lacking the 32-bit subsystems were unable to run the UD agents and scanners. To support the wider adoption of pure 64-bit Windows environments, UD 10.10 agents and scanners are now supported natively on pure 64-bit Windows environments.

SAI Editor

As part of migrating DDMI tools into Universal Discovery, the SAI viewing functionality of the SAI Editor tool has been ported into the UD 10.10 interface, and provides the convenience of viewing SAI content from within the UCMDB.

 

Content Pack 13

HP releases frequent Content Packs that extend the breadth and depth of discovery and integration content, and enhancements to existing content. Content Pack 13 delivers a wide range of content in the areas of virtualization, clustering, databases, enterprise applications, networking and storage.

Virtualization & Clustering

Networking

Database

Storage

Business Continuity

Integrations

 

Help

JMX Reference Guide

All JMX methods that were documented throughout the documentation have been gathered into a new reference guide pdf file.

Deployment Guide

The interactive Deployment Guide has been improved with better workflows and upgrade paths.

Videos

Videos demonstrating the new features for version 10.10 are available on the installation media, as well as on the HP Live Network.

 

Support Information

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