BMC has released two products it says can help network managers better inventory their IT assets and create topology maps of interdependencies.
Using technology from its separate Magic and Marimba acquisitions, BMC has upgraded its Foundation Discovery and Topology Discovery products to work more tightly with its configuration management database product, Atrium CMDB.
Atrium CMDB automatically collects and stores configuration data from IT assets such as web and application servers, routers, switches and end-user machines. Foundation Discovery is a software application that performs an agent-less discovery and inventory of an IT environment. Topology Discovery maps the relationships and dependencies among them.