Definitive Media Library (DML)


Definition

A Definitive Media Library (DML) is a set of secure storage areas in which an organization's definitive, authorized versions of application configuration items (CIs) (software and software packages) are stored and protected, together with their path.

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This ensures that the same version of software will be installed on every new workstation.

Notes

  • The DML is a single logical storage area even if there are multiple locations. 
  • You can add a CI to the DML from the CI form by selecting the Integrated to the DML box.
  • The only software to be used in a release is the one listed in the DML.

Example

Storage of the Oracle Client software installation package:

  • Location: Europe/United Kingdom
  • Network folder: //MASTERSOFT/Install/application/Oracle Client Installation.exe

Characteristics specific to versions 2016 and earlier

  • Menu access: Extended CMDB > DML
  • Graphical interface of the form
    TabUpdateRules_2016AndPriorVersions

    Open url.png See the general principles for updating tabs.

    Create a new item Delete an item or association with a related item

    Click Add icon.png at the top of the tab

    Fundamentals - Form - New wizard.png

    Click Delete icon.png next to the row you want to delete

    Fundamentals - Form - Delete wizard.png

Access menu

Asset & Configuration > Definitive Media Library > DML

Screens description

      DML.png

TabUpdateRules_After2016Versions

Open url.png See the general principles for updating tabs.

Create a new item Delete an item or association with a related item

Run the New wizard at the top of the tab

Fundamentals - Form - New wizard.png

Move the cursor over the corresponding item and click Trash icon.png

Fundamentals - Form - Delete wizard.png

Alphabetical order of the tabs

QuickAccess

Details

CMDB_Name

Name: Unique ID of the current object.

CMDB_CINumber

CI Number: Number attributed to the current CI.

Version: Version number of the application CI stored in the DML.

Next Review Date: Date of the next version.

Type

Type: Type (full path displayed) associated with the current object.

Model: Model associated with the application CI stored in the DML.

Manufacturer

Manufacturer: Brand of the current object.

CMDB_Manager

Manager: Manager of the current object, to whom notifications will be sent.

Package path: Location where the software CI is physically located in the network.

  • Specify the full path and program name. 
Location

Location: Location where the current object is physically stored.

Department

Department: Department associated with the current object.

Start Date/Discard Date: Period during which the application CI is stored in the DML.

Note

Note: Comments on the form. You can also add images or tables in this field using HTML tags.

Discussions

DiscussionTab

List of discussions associated with the current object.

  • Users can access discussions based on their domain and the visibility of the discussion. Users must also belong to a group authorized to take part in discussions, i.e. in the Group form, the Discussion Enabled box must be selected.
  • Enter the keywords you want in the Search field and press < Enter >.
  • To cancel the search criteria and return to the complete list of discussions, provided you have the relevant rights, click within the box and then click Discussion - Delete icon.png.

Related Equipment

List of other equipment locally associated with the current object.
        Example documentation icon EN.png  Application installed on a server

  • Update: In this tab.

Related Licenses

List of licenses associated with the current object.

  • Update: In this tab.

Related Contracts

RelatedContractTab

List of contracts associated with the current object.

  • Update: In this tab.

Procedure: How to add application CIs in the DML

Step 1: Define the CIs to monitor in the DML.

1. Select Asset & Configuration > Configuration Items (CIs) in the menu.

2. Open the CI form you want.

3. Tick the Integrated to the DML box.

4. Click Save.

5. Repeat these actions for each CI you want to monitor in the DML.
 

Step 2: Complete the information in the DML.

1. Select Asset & Configuration > Definitive Media Library > DML in the menu.

2. Click Display popup icon.png next to the software CI you want.

3. Complete the information in the form.

4. Click Save.

5. Repeat these actions for each CI you added previously.

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