ArenaCore Product Catalog Management
Complex Configuration Management systems such as ArenaCore must support simulation of the real world configuration items they allow management of, both in terms of their internal structure and also the ways in which they can interact with other configuration item types. The ArenaCore Product Specification and Product Catalog capability is where this initial definition process occurs, and is what supports system based understanding of allowable interdependencies & interconnections between the multitude of different manufacturer’s equipment item types.
Successful Service Delivery processes begin with Product Catalog quality.
ArenaCore firstly supports building of core ‘base equipment’ specification definitions, and then utilisation of these in turn to structure together more complex representations of standard & bundled items for eventual consumption by ArenaCore users.
Initial Base Product Specification definitions are developed from Manufacturer specifications to mimic the internal layout and presence of Slots, Ports, Bays, Riser Cards etc.
Base Products may need to support these sub-item types on the Front, Rear or Plan (interior) view aspects. ArenaCore co-ordinates sub-items that have visual appearances on more than one view aspect.
‘Adjacent Slot’ capability allows for placement capability of child equipment items that span more than one Slot holder.
ArenaCore Base Product Specification definition tools are based on visual, easy to understand user interfaces.
Some relevant aspects of the Base Product Specification interface are shown here: