I am wondering what is the best practice to integrate HP BSM 9.13 and HP uCMDB 9.05. Should 1. uCMDB configured to do a data push to BSM or 2. should BSM be configured to either populate the RTSM based on the uCMDB data?
If it is one, does that means I do not need to configure the data flow probe from BSM, because I will use the uCMDB one?
If it is two, does that means I need to configure the data flow probe for BSM?
Is there a way to use the same data flow probe for BSM and uCMDB? My guess is no, but I want to confirm...
I have read a couple of the BSM manuals, but they are not always clear in the distinction of uCMDB and BSM's RTSM. This cause confusion.
Because we have both BSM RTSM DB and uCMDB and NNMi, NA, DDMA and OMW will send data to uCMDB, should we use population or federation. I am afraid that population will generate a lot of communication (and network traffic) between RTSM and uCMDB.
Because uCMDB is the full blown version, it seems logical that NNMi, NA, DDMA and OMW send the information over there, but I am wondering if it should also (or only) send the data to RTSM, or use population/federation.
We (the company) have very long term goal for this software and want to make sure we are doing the implementation the best way possible.
I have few comments: 1) the best practice is to connect OMW and NNMi topology to RTSM and then sync that topology to CMDB. the reason is near-real-time update. 2) sync topology from RTSM to CMDB is the same as CMDB to RTSM, but this means you will need 1 DFP for each server 3) in general, you should have CIs in CMDB only if there is a consumer for them. if nobody is going to use those CIs, then why do you want them in CMDB? 4) dont be affraid from reconciliation. if RTSM/CMDB got CIs from different sources, it will be reconciled and you will have just 1 instance. 5) you should prefer population (at least into the RTSM). if those CIs are going to be used in ServiceHealth/OMi/SLM/etc. then federation will actually cause more overload on the system. federation should be used for "ad-hoc" queries, but if the CI is used all the time then you should populate it into RTSM.
The probe version depends on the direction of integration between BSM and UCMDB. For integration from BSM to UCMDB you need DFP 9.05 because it must belong to UCMDB. For integration from UCMDB to BSM you need DFP 9.04 because it must belong to BSM. Never use DFP installation files from UCMDB media for BSM and vice versa!