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Activate the Extended CMDB plugins

Activate the Extended CMDB plugins

The Configuration Management (CMDB) application provides core functionality for the configuration management database, including modules for hardware and configuration items. The separate Extended CMDB plugin includes a collection of modules for specialized configuration items, such as radio hardware, test equipment, and voice system hardware.

Before you begin

Role required: admin

About this task

The Configuration Management (CMDB) plugin is automatically active for all instances. You must activate related plugins to access the modules for specialized configuration items.

  • CMDB Mainframe (com.snc.cmdb.mainframe)
  • CMDB Radio Category (com.snc.cmdb.radio.category)
  • CMDB Telecom Category (com.snc.cmdb.telecom.category)
  • CMDB Test Equipment (com.snc.cmdb.test.equipment)
Note: In Helsinki, many of the tables from the Extended CMDB plugin were moved to the core Configuration Management (CMDB) (com.snc.cmdb) plugin, or to one of the newly added plugins. See the Helsinki release notes for details about those tables.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to System Definition > Plugins.
  2. Right-click the plugin name on the list and select Activate/Upgrade.
    If the plugin depends on other plugins, these plugins and their activation status are listed.
  3. (Optional) Select the Load demo data check box.
    Some plugins include demo data—sample records that are designed to illustrate plugin features for common use cases. Loading demo data is a good policy when first activating the plugin on a development or test instance. You can load demo data after the plugin is activated by repeating this process and selecting the check box.
  4. Click Activate.