This guide describes CMDB Analyzer version 2.0 and later.
Launch-in-Context enables you to integrate CMDB Analyzer into BMC
Action Request System. You can launch CMDB Analyzer in CMDB Console to
view CDM (Common Data Model) or selected CIs. To enable
Launch-in-Context in BMC ARS, you have to perform some configuration
This guide assumes you are familiar with BMC Remedy Action Request
Systems and know how to create buttons and active links in ARS. This
guide also assumes you have read the CMDB Analyzer User Guide.
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In a normal operation, you launch CMDB Analyzer from desktop and
create your workspace, projects and one or more dataset views. There are other ways to launch CMDB Analyzer - launch it
directly from CMDB Console or as a federated link.
The following is a sample Launch-in-Context configuration. In this
example you add a button "CMDB Analyzer" next to "CI
Relationship Viewer" button in CMDB Console. The
"CMDB Analyzer" button launches CMDB Analyzer with an automatically populated server project and
the Instance Explorer window displaying the CI you just selected. If you then
select another CI in CMDB Console and click "CMDB Analyzer" button again, the
new CI gets added to the Instance Explorer window too. To make all these
happen, follow the steps described below:
- Edit launchCmdbAnz.bat
You can find launchCmdbAnz.bat in the CMDB Analyzer home
directory. It is the script that launches CMDB Analyzer. Open this
script and make these two changes:
- Change "cd c:\test\cmdbAnz" to "cd [your current CMDB
Analyzer home path]"
- Set the Workspace to a folder you will use as the workspace.
Make sure the workspace folder exists.
Save launchCmdbAnz.bat in the same directory
or move it to somewhere else.
- Test launchCmdbAnz.bat
Double click launchCmdbAnz.bat and CMDB Analyzer should be launched
with an empty workspace (assume no projects ever created in
the workspace) regardless where launchCmdbAnz.bat is located.
- Create an Active Link
- Create an Active Link called "CMDB:Analyzer_Launch" and set Form
Name to "CMDB:CISearch_QuickSearch".
- [Do this after Step 4: Create a Button] In the "execute On" select "Button/Menu Item" with Field set to
- In the "If Action" tab, set Current Actions to "Run Process". In
the Command Line enter the following:
[path to]launchCmdbAnz.bat $SERVER$ $USER$ $TCPPORT$
- Create a Button
- Open form "CMDB:CISearch_QuickSearch" and create a button
called "CMDB Analyzer" next to "CI Relationship Viewer" button.
Open button property panel. In the "Active Link(s)" panel select
Active Link: CMDB:Analyzer_Launch.
- Test Launch-in-Context
Open BMC Remedy User to test the new button and active link. Be
aware that this configuration only works if you have BMC Remedy
User and CMDB Analyzer running on the same box.