Overall Satisfaction with Micro Focus Universal Discovery and Universal CMDB (formerly HP Universal CMDB)
One of the most critical facts for IT operation management is to have a complete view of infrastructure, databases, applications, and services to understand the entire ecosystem and all relationships, which is hard to achieve without the proper tools and the risk of losing control could be high. Micro Focus Universal Discovery and Universal CMDB uses different protocols, connectors, and components to scan the different CI types and dynamically creates the relations between them, keeping all information up to date and allowing centralized management. Universal CMDB is a tool that can be natively integrated with other Microfocus tools for IT operation management like Service Manager, SiteScope, Operations Bridge, etc., and also with tools from different vendors articulating processes to support IT operations.
- Create a unified map of IT Infraestructure and services
- Provide a single source for managing a CMDB
- Discover CIs and their relationship from different technologies
- Agent-less discovery allows a complete scan withoud dependency on agents instalation
- Upgrade proccess throgh versions has a medium-high complexity
- Old versions wich do not sopport CMS interface have low performance for reporting
- All features are only available with license
- Agent-less discovery and centralized CIs management
- Native integration with IT Operation Management tools
- Create a service oriented model of IT components
- Provide up to date information of all IT Infrastructure and service for managment level
- Support analysis for incident management and capacity planning
There are no relevant differences between the most well-known CMDB tools in terms of their features and user experience; however, one of the critical facts to select a specific CMDB product is its capacity to integrate it with all IT operations management tools for ITIL processes (Event, Incident, Problem, Change management, etc.). Implementing a set of tools from the same vendor reduces complexity and enables integrated support. Universal CMDB requires medium-high skill for platform administrators which could be overcome with product training and vendor support.
Do you think Micro Focus Universal Discovery and Universal CMDB delivers good value for the price?
Are you happy with Micro Focus Universal Discovery and Universal CMDB's feature set?
Did Micro Focus Universal Discovery and Universal CMDB live up to sales and marketing promises?
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Did implementation of Micro Focus Universal Discovery and Universal CMDB go as expected?
Would you buy Micro Focus Universal Discovery and Universal CMDB again?
Micro Focus Universal Discovery and Universal CMDB is well suited for medium to large IT operations after a careful review and strategy definition of all support tools that will be integrated. When it comes to deciding on a set of tools for IT operation management and its different processes like Incident, event, and change management; a good approach would be to create a roadmap with the integrated suite of tools to create a native ecosystem and reduce complexity on the integration and adoption.
Using Micro Focus Universal Discovery and Universal CMDB (formerly HP Universal CMDB)
30 - IT Operations: Sysops, DBA, Netadmin, Command Center, Monitoring tools, Capacity Management.
3 - On-premise installation of Universal CMDB requires medium-high knowledge of IT infrastructure (OS) and communication protocols to understand and handle all different components.
Evaluating Micro Focus Universal Discovery and Universal CMDB and Competitors
Micro Focus Universal Discovery and Universal CMDB Implementation
Micro Focus Universal Discovery and Universal CMDB Support
Some complex issues regarding performance and platform upgrades have been difficult to address and have short time solutions.
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
Support cares about my success
Need to explain problems multiple times