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CMDB to VISIO.

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Aleksey Makarov
New Member.

CMDB to VISIO.

Whether there are decisions on display of objects CMDB in VISIO? Arrangements, communication, etc.
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Robert S. Falko
Acclaimed Contributor.

Re: CMDB to VISIO.

Aleksey,

Please post your message again. Say it using different words. You appear to be asking about an interface with Vision, but it is not clear what you want to say.

-Josh
Aleksey Makarov
New Member.

Re: CMDB to VISIO.

I want display CI on MSVisio diagram
Mark O'Loughlin
Acclaimed Contributor.

Re: CMDB to VISIO.

Hi,

not in OVSD4.5 but in Version 5 the following should be available - diagrams of CI components

Diagram view
Benefit: visually appealing high level view of e.g. network topology featuring dynamic data and Microsoftâ s Visioâ s rich set of symbols.
Robert S. Falko
Acclaimed Contributor.

Re: CMDB to VISIO.

Aleksey,

Visio has a rich API that will allow you to represent graphically the relations amongst CIs. I know this is feasible because I have seen a tool that takes workflow from an IT Service Management tool and interactively displays (and manages) that workflow via Visio diagrams.

However, you will probably have to do all the development yourself.

-Josh
rodionos
Honored Contributor.

Re: CMDB to VISIO.

Alexey,

OVSD 5.0 http://devresource.hp.com/drc/resources/SD5/index.jsp

The toughest part of CMDB visualization with visio will be arrangement of CI stencils (Visio-speak for shapes) in a meaningless topology. The Visio diagram shown within the above referenced document actually looks ugly. I think the topology building task needs to incorporate some application-specific logic. For instance, I'd rather not use rack and enclosure containers for my Active Directory diagram.

But if you can build such a Visio template yourself, you can easily visualize the CI status easily. There are different tools, this is related to the work I do.

Regards,

Sergei