This five day course enables students to understand advanced concepts and acquire Universal CMDB (UCMDB) development skills. Advanced topics are discussed and implementation methods and techniques are demonstrated using hands-on exercises. Jython, Java, and Web Services are introduced in the context of UCMDB.

The hands-on lab environment uses UCMDB version 10.2

  • Successful completion of UCMDB120- UCMDB 10.x Essentials and UD120- Universal Discovery 10.x Essentials
  • At least 6 months experience with UCMDB & Universal Discovery.
  • Prior experience with scripting language such as Python, Perl, etc.

Who Should Attend?

  • Business Technology Optimization (BTO) architects leveraging the power of the integrated CMDB across the BTO/BSM portfolio.
  • Those in charge of Configuration Management and the documentation and storage of business services and their related assets and relationships.
  • Project managers, application modellers, discovery engineers, and UCMDB implementation consultants.
  • Integration specialists implementing data federation across the different business silos and software product families

  • Use multiple tenants using the MultiTenancy feature
  • Integrate multiple Configuration Management Databases (CMDBs) and explain the integration components and process
  • Use advanced modeling techniques and change the composite CI for the Universal CMDB (UCMDB) browser and Configuration Manager
  • Explain the reconciliation process and use identification rules
  • Develop new adapters: discovery and integration
  • Use UCMDB data in your adapters
  • Develop your own Jython scripts for your adapter
  • Develop your own Generic database adapter and federate data into UCMDB or populate UCMDB with data
  • Develop your own Java integration adapter
  • Use the UCMDB API for Java adapters
  • Develop your own XML push adapters
  • Explain the Web Services push adapter
  • Develop Java code using the UCMDB API
  • Use the UCMDB Java API for querying and populating the UCMDB
  • Develop your own Web Services client

Module 1: Course Overview

  • Contents of the course
  • Goals of the course
  • Recognizing fellow participants
  • The class agenda
  • Prerequisites

Module 2: CMS End-to-End Scenario

  • Define CMDB and Configuration Management System (CMS)
  • Describe the relationships between Service Asset and Configuration Management (SACM), Information Technology Asset Management (ITAM), and CMS
  • List CMS use cases
  • Explain different integration methods
  • Explain the different ways to consume data

Module 3: Multi Tenancy

  • Describe multi-tenancy
  • List multi-tenancy use cases
  • Describe multi-tenancy architecture
  • Explain the differences between a tenant and a customer
  • Use multi-tenancy management tools

Module 4: Integrating Multiple CMDBs

  • Describe multiple CMDB synchronization
  • Explain the need for multiple CMDB synchronization
  • List multiple UCMDB components
  • Describe the CMDB adapter
  • Explain what the Global ID is
  • Describe what a push back ID is
  • Name the uses of Push and Federation in CMD synchronization
  • Describe the CLIP solution
  • Name the UCMDB synchronization limitations

Module 5: Advanced Modeling

  • Describe the class model
  • Describe a basic TQL
  • Use a parameterized TQL
  • Build complex relationships
  • Explain the principle of modeling for change management
  • Explain the principle of modeling for availability management
  • Change composite CIs structure

Module 6: Reconciliation

  • Describe the Reconciliation Engine in UCMDB 10
  • List reconciliation processes
  • Explain the history of reconciliation
  • Name reconciliation types
  • Use identification rules

Module 7: Adapter Development and Writing

  • Explain the need for development writing
  • Describe the Adapter development lifecycle
  • List the Adapter components
  • List the ways to access the CMDB data
  • Explain the differences between adapter types
  • Name the best practice in Adapter development
  • Describe remote process execution

Module 8: Developing Jython Adapters

  • Explain Python and Jython
  • Describe Python basics
  • Explain the Jython adapter structure
  • Explain the ObjectStateHolder
  • Describe a framework instance


Module 9: Developing Generic Database Adapters

  • Describe the Generic Database Adapter (GDBA)
  • Describe Java Hibernate
  • Name the preparation for adapter steps
  • Recognize the mapping tags
  • List the differences between Federation and Population
  • List GDBA limitations
  • Name OOTB UCMDB libraries


Module 10: Developing Java Adapters

  • Describe Java adapters
  • Describe the Federation Framework
  • List the federation framework capabilities
  • Use Java adapter resources
  • Recognize Java adapter structure
  • Use Java adapter coding
  • Use logging and debugging


Module 11: Developing Generic Push Adapters

  • Describe the Generic push Adapter
  • Differentiate between XML and the Web Services push adapter
  • Prepare the push adapter
  • Use push adapter Jython Script writing
  • Use the differential synchronization technique
  • List Generic push adapter best practices


Module 12: Using the Data Flow Management API

  • List Data Flow Management (DFM) API use cases
  • Describe the DFM API
  • Use the DFM API documentation and access the Web Services Description Language (WSDL) file
  • Describe the DFM code general structure
  • Use DFM code examples


Module 13: Using the CMDB API

  • Name UCMDB API use cases
  • Describe the UCMDB API
  • Describe the UCMDB API flow
  • Use the UCMDB API general structure
  • Use UCMDB API code samples


Module 14: Using the CMDB Web Service API

  • Name uses for the Web Services API
  • Describe the UCMDB Web Services API
  • Access the Web Services API
  • Use the UCMDB API general structure
  • Explain UCMDB update using Web Services
  • Use code samples


Module 15: Hardening CMS

  • Describe UCMDB security threats
  • Define basic security measurements
  • Explain the role of reverse proxy and demilitarized zone (DMZ)
  • Describe MSSQL recommended practice
  • Explain the Confidential Manager system role
  • Describe saving sensitive data in the memory
  • Explain HA and hardening


Module 16: Performance Tuning and Sizing

  • Recognize UCMDB needs
  • Explore organization examples
  • Learn about use cases
  • Define server and probe specifications
  • Maintain a high performing UCMDB


Appendix A: High Availability Deployment

  • Describe the purpose of High Availability (HA)
  • Explain typical HA architecture
  • Explain the principles of data flow
  • List the supported products
  • Describe HA configuration steps
  • Explain Data Flow Probe Cluster
  • Explain UCMDB update using Web Services

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