The currency and accuracy of CMDB data describing the elements and relationships in the IT infrastructure are key to a CMDB’s usefulness in management activities. The ease and speed with which virtual machines can be created, changed, and moved about in virtual environments exacerbates the latency issues that were already a major challenge for CMDB’s in non-virtualized environments. As EVM continuously monitors the virtual infrastructure in real-time, discovering and tracking creation, registration, changes, and removal for virtual machines, hosts, clusters, and resource pools, it continuously maintains up-to-date configuration information and relationships for each element. As a trusted source for virtual infrastructure configuration information, EVM can automatically update and synchronize this data with the CMDB as it changes, effectively eliminating latency and ensuring CMDB accuracy and usability.
EVM discovers and tracks all the configuration information in its Virtual Management Database™ (VMDB) including hardware, software, settings, patches, application levels, relationships, and performance information. EVM synchronizes information about the infrastructure and VMs via real-time web-services integration to the CMDB.