CMDB - Overview
Using Cloudaware CMDB, customers can aggregate data from Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, on-prem and 50+ additional source types into a single management pane:
The diagram shows a server in CMDB which has been discovered in AWS, however, other bits of data have been imported using Cloudaware custom collectors from different systems. For example, the operating system version was detected using the factor library, IDS status was pulled in via API collector for IDS.
Why Real-Time CMDB Is Necessary
Cloudaware CMDB focuses on discovering negative information such as looking for servers that are not monitored, scanned, or patched. By connecting to multiple systems, Cloudaware is able to cross-reference data from multiple systems in real-time, detect gaps in IT management and provide an accurate end-to-end view across multiple layers.
Multi-Cloud, Multi-Regional Search
With Cloudaware CMDB, customers can quickly find objects such as instances, load balancers or security groups by searching across all regions and hundreds of cloud accounts at once. Public Cloud support centers with 100+ AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud accounts make this an indispensable feature.
Any monitoring system can tell you what it monitors but can it tell you what it does not monitor? Cloudaware CMDB queries multiple systems and uses algorithms to cross-reference servers in AWS, Azure, GCP and other systems by name, IP address, MAC address and other attributes. CMDB will show you what is not monitored, backed up or connected to IDS.
Most capabilities of Cloudaware CMDB are derived from force.com functionality. Full details are here.
● Add custom fields to instances and other cloud objects (see supported field types)
● Create custom objects such as Applications
● Linking cloud objects to contacts and cases
● Creating list views
● Custom page layouts
● Search infrastructure artefacts across multiple cloud accounts and physical environments
● Real-time collectors
● Develop your own custom collectors using force.com API
● AWS, Azure, VMWare, Google Cloud tag management
● Discovery and dependency mapping
● Retrieve data from CMDB via flat files or open API
Featured Collectors and Discovery Agents
Cloudaware CMDB has plugins to enhance AWS, Azure, Google Cloud data with fields from New Relic, Ansible, Puppet, Chef, OSSEC. Using http://force.com API, customers can quickly deploy their own collectors and build true IT System data warehouses.
● AWS (Amazon Web Services)
○ Trusted Advisor
○ all other services
● GCE (Google Compute Engine)
● Microsoft Azure
● Physical Environments
● New Relic, Dynatrace, SolarWinds, Nagios, Zabbix, Pingdom, Wormly, Zenoss
● JIRA, BMC, Pivotal, Redmine, ZenDesk
● WhiteHat, Nessus
● Puppet, Chef, Ansible