What's New in HP CMS 10.21

Version 10.21 of the HP Configuration Management System consists of Universal CMDB 10.21 (UCMDB), Universal Discovery 10.21 (UD), and UCMDB Configuration Manager 10.21 (CM). Version 10.21 is released in the same time frame with UCMDB Browser version 4.02 and Content Pack 16.00.

This release focuses on providing more content coverage with Automated Service Modeling, adding support for FIPS 140-2 and JRE 8, offering enhancements to the UCMDB Integrations with critical products such as Service Manager and Asset Manager, and providing new and enhanced discovery troubleshooting capabilities.

The main items that are introduced in this release are:

HP Universal CMDB

Universal CMDB Configuration Manager

Universal Discovery

Content Pack 16

Documentation

Universal CMDB

As part of the CMS system, HP Universal CMDB enables large enterprises and service providers to manage the configuration of their IT resources in a comprehensive and secure way while delivering value to end users and integrated applications.

Enhancements to the UCMDB Integrations with Service Manager and Asset Manager

Pushing data from the authorized state to the actual state using the new Local State Push Adapter

UCMDB 10.21 includes a new adapter called Local State Push Adapter, which allows you to push data from the authorized state to the actual state. For details, see the How to Push Data from Authorized State to Actual State section in the HP Universal CMDB Data Flow Management Guide.

UCMDB health check improvements

Support for Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2

HP CMS version 10.21 supports running in FIPS mode. The FIPS mode covers all HP CMS products and components, including UCMDB Server, UCMDB Browser, Configuration Manager, Universal Discovery, Data Flow Probe, Integration Services, and UCMDB UI. For detailed step-by-step instructions about switching HP CMS products and components to FIPS mode, see the new HP Universal CMDB FIPS Deployment Guide. To download the PDF version of the document from the HP Software Support site, click here.

Usability Improvements, Easier Maintenance and Support for the Product

UCMDB Browser 4.02

Note: UCMDB Browser 4.02 is not bundled with CMS 10.21. You can download UCMDB Browser 4.02 and its documentation from HP Live Network.

For more details, see the UCMDB Browser 4.02 documentation.

Other Improvements

Extended Support Matrix Coverage

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 10.21.

Content Pack 16.00

Content Pack 16.00 is not bundled with CMS 10.21. You can download Content Pack 16.00 from the HP Live Network.

Content Pack 16.00 can be installed on:

  • UCMDB 10.11 CUP4 (or a later CUP)
  • UCMDB 10.20 (or with 10.20 CUP1)
  • UCMDB 10.21 (or with a CUP on top of 10.21)

HP releases frequent Content Packs that extend the breadth and depth of discovery and integration content, and enhancements to existing content. Content Pack 16.00 delivers a wide range of content in the areas of support matrix, SNMP Discovery improvements, Universal Discovery improvements, and integrations.

Extended Automated Service Modeling Content Coverage

HP CMS 10.21 ASM Package contains the following new features and changes:

Note: The ASM Package works with UCMDB 10.20 (or with 10.20 CUP1) and UCMDB 10.21 (or with a CUP on top of 10.21).

Discovered Operating Systems

Added support for discovery and inventory (including agent support) for the following operating systems:

Discovered Applications

Virtualization Discovery Support

SNMP Discovery Improvements

Universal Discovery Improvements

Integrations

Other

For more information, see the Content Pack 16.00 documentation.

 

Documentation

HP Universal CMDB FIPS Deployment Guide

HP CMS version 10.21 is compatible with Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 140-2. The HP Universal CMDB FIPS Deployment Guide provides guidelines for switching the HP CMS system to the FIPS mode. HP strongly recommends you follow the guidelines strictly to avoid any unseen risk that may be introduced by the complex FIPS solution. This guide also walks you through the entire FIPS migration process step-by-step to ensure that the FIPS mode can be successfully turned on for HP CMS 10.21. To download the PDF version of the document from the HP Software Support site, click here.

HP Universal CMDB End-to-End Workflow Walkthrough Guide

The updated HP Universal CMDB End-to-End Workflow Walkthrough Guide contains two additional end-to-end scenarios:

You can access this guide from the HP CMS product Help Center (Help > UCMDB Help). You can also download the PDF version of the document from the HP Software Support site by clicking here.

HP CMS 10 Documentation Library

The updated HP Configuration Management System (CMS) 10 Documentation Library provides the most up-to-date version of HP CMS documents available on the HP Software Support portal. Use this library to access any of the guides and release notes relevant to this release or to download the full documentation set as a bundle. To access this documentation library, click here.