Universal CMDB Configuration Manager licenses obsolescence

  • KM03553992
  • 11-Nov-2019
  • 11-Nov-2019

Summary

Micro Focus is announcing the obsolescence of Universal CMDB (UCMDB) Configuration Manager licenses. All UCMDB Configuration Manager customers with an active subscription that includes support for the UCMDB Foundation license are able to obtain the new capabilities (replacing UCMDB Configuration Manager capabilities) via an update of their UCMDB environment to CMS 2019.05 or later version.

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Program Overview
Micro Focus is announcing the obsolescence of the Universal CMDB (UCMDB) Configuration Manager licenses as of the dates set forth below. The last version that was released is UCMDB Configuration Manager 10.3x.


Key Program Dates

Date

Details

Nov 1, 2019

Support Customer Notification of End of Sale

Jan 1, 2020

End of Sale (no longer orderable or available for purchase)

Previously Announced Support Timeline:

Oct 31, 2020

End of Committed Support for UCMDB Configuration Manager 10.3x

Oct 31, 2022

End of Extended Support for UCMDB Configuration Manager 10.3x

Oct 31, 2026

End of Self-Help Support for UCMDB Configuration Manager 10.3x

 

 

 

 

 

With the introduction of CMS 2019.05, the primary capabilities available with Configuration Manager (CM), and the additional capabilities provided with the Advanced Configuration Manager (ACM) license are now part of the standard CMS product.

With the transition away from Java and Flash-based user-interfaces, the capabilities of Configuration Manager (CM) have been included in the most recent CMS releases as a function of the UCMDB Foundation license that is available with the purchase of Universal Discovery or the 200-MDR license (as well as any of the ITOM suites).

Key functionalities of CM and ACM have been made available in the most recent CMS releases

  • CMS 2019.02 - Baseline Policies and Compliance Reporting
  • CMS 2019.05 – Topology Policies and Compliance Reporting

Configuration Manager (CM) and Advanced Configuration Manager (ACM) capabilities can be replicated using the policy, compliance and reporting features of CMS.  The following table is a quick guide of how to replicate the CM and ACM features using CMS.

Capability

Context

Provide Function using CMS

Baseline Analysis

CM

Provided as a standard feature of policy and compliance management within CMS 2019.02

Data Quality Policies

CM

Provided as a standard feature of policy and compliance management within CMS 2019.02

Similarity Policies

CM

Baseline and Topology policies can use wildcards in their attribute policy contents, providing similar capabilities.  Additionally, Gold Master reports are also available in all supported versions of CMS and can show similarities between the identified master and all CIs included in a view

View & Policy Summary

CM

The CMS home page can provide visibility to the compliance results of any number combination of policy and view (called a Compliance View).

Segmentation Analysis

ACM

A topology policy can be used to represent an individual segment

Topology Policies

ACM

Provided as a standard feature of policy and compliance management within CMS 2019.05

Pre-defined out-of-the-box policies and views

ACM

Provided as part CMS 2019.02 and CMS 2019.05, and will continue to be provided in future CMS releases

Actual Vs Authorized

ACM

Provided as a standard feature of the “Compliance Report Widget” that can be created and posted on the CMS homepage.  Policies that provide the expected state of CIs (using both baseline and topology policy capabilities) can be applied against various views of discovered data, and the resulting “Compliance View” of this data can be posted as a widget on the CMS homepage.  Widgets can be configured and displayed on a “per user” basis.

Customers with active support contracts that include support for the UCMDB Foundation license are able to obtain these new capabilities via an update of their UCMDB environment to CMS 2019.05 or later as the ACM license is no longer required to provide this capability.

Support Contract Update
You can continue using your existing support contracts until they expire .

Micro Focus is committed to providing the highest level of customer care to you while you determine your future strategy for <<FPN>>, and will provide support as indicated by the key program dates above.
Our goal is to provide you with a clear visibility into the support time-line of software products, enabling you to use this information to plan, test, and deploy new product versions.

 

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