Different Rule Set for Virtual Machines

 In Configuration Management

Virtual MachineThe rule set for the product category ‘Virtual Machine’ has changed. It used to be ‘Logical Asset with Financial Data’. It has now become ‘Server’.

The new rule set makes it possible to specify the number of processors and processor cores that have been allocated to each virtual machine. This can be important, especially when managing certain types of licenses (e.g. for Oracle database software).

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The Site and Location fields are also made available by the ‘Server’ rule set. That makes it possible to specify the data center where the virtual machine is running. Specialists may find that information useful when they are looking at the configuration item record of a virtual machine in the CMDB as part of a problem investigation.

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