TPL Crash Course for BMC Discovery
- 7 hours on-demand video
- 26 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- TPL Development for BMC Discovery
- Running active commands against endpoints
- Modelling Software and Business Application Instances
- Testing and Debugging TPL
- Basic understanding and administration of BMC Discovery
- Basic understanding of Scripting/Programming
- Familiarity with BMC Discovery
Learn how to master the basics of TPL from a beginner to intermediate!
The course assumes that you have basic knowledge of infrastructure and software architecture as well as familiarity and experience with BMC Discovery, particularly from an administration point of view.
The course will cover activities such as:
Run active commands to retrieve information from servers
Model Software and Business Application Instances
Test and debugging issues with the TKU and your own custom patterns
This is a great opportunity to take your Administration knowledge of Discovery to the next level and actually develop value-add extensions and Application Models for your company.
- BMC Discovery Administrators
- BMC Discovery Users
- System Admins familiar with BMC Discovery
First, let's have a brief overview of the types of declarations you will come across when developing with TPL.
Examples of custom attributes and then how to attach them to nodes and display them in the UI.
We're now getting into the more complex area of programming, however even in the smallest TPL patterns you find the need to evaluate discovered data before making changes to the model. Let's look at the basics.
We will only touch on the basics of search here because it's expected that you will have some idea of the taxonomy and how search works.
We'll now look at the two main functions you will find for Windows that you won't use on any other platform with TPL.
Now let's look in detail at WMI. WMI stands for Windows Management Instrument and it's BMC's preferred method for discovering Windows devices.
It does the bulk of discovery but it's mainly read-only queries and works like a database lookup would. It can't be used to retrieve files for example.
Registry query lookups can be done via WMI, but BMC have simplified the task by providing a function, so we just have to worry about the location.
And in keeping with the music theme, we have a tape which can be used to record piano music, but tapes also allow us to record and store configuration data, similar to the Window Registry.