Cisco Intersight ServiceNow Integration
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Learn how to add the Cisco Intersight plugin to ServiceNow for hardware/support discovery.
Many customers today struggle to include accurate hardware and support end date information in their ServiceNow CMDB. The Cisco Intersight ServiceNow Plugin makes this process much easier.
Recently, we were discussing ServiceNow reporting with a customer. Some of the reports business users were requesting were not currently available. Two of these report topics were "Hardware Support End Date" and "Firmware Version." ServiceNow was collecting virtual machine and ESXi inventory information from virtual hosts through vCenter but did not have access to OEM-specific hardware information.
After some research, we explained to the customer that Cisco Intersight could provide this OEM-specific information to ServiceNow. The customer was excited to hear this, so we built a proof of concept in the ATC on their behalf.
Installing the Intersight ServiceNow Plugin was pretty simple. (I had assistance from the brilliant Stephen Hey, ServiceNow SME, but the process was straightforward.) Download the installation guide.
Go to store.servicenow.com and search for Intersight.
Select the Plugin and then select Get.
Login to your ServiceNow instance.
Choose System Applications > Applications.
In the Not Installed tab, the Cisco Intersight ITSM plugin is listed.
Click the Install button for the listed Cisco Intersight ITSM plugin application.
The Cisco Intersight ITSM plugin is installed and the available workflows are listed in the ServiceNow left navigation pane for the instance.
Choose Cisco Intersight > Configuration > Intersight Configuration from the left pane.
The Intersight Authentication form is displayed.
Fill out the form.
You can find your Intersight API Key in Intersight.com by going to "Gear" > Settings.
Select your API Key and then select Show Selected to see your API Key. Your Secret Key was displayed when you created the API Key initially. If you have misplaced the Secret Key, you can generate a new API Key with a new Secret Key
Back in ServiceNow, once the Intersight Plugin form is filled out, select Save and Import. Your Intersight credentials will be validated, new ServiceNow tables will be created and data will be synched. This will take a few minutes.
From ServiceNow search for Intersight and select the Cisco Intersight Portal. You will be able to view the Intersight dashboard, alarms, incidents and hardware information.
From the ServiceNow Homepage, select Reporting and Analytics.
Select Create Report.
Enter a Report Name, search for "Cisco" tables, choose the Intersight table source that you want and select Next.
Choose a report type and select Next.
Choose columns and select OK, then Next.
Select Save, then Run.
Optionally, select Share to add this report to a dashboard or download as a PDF.
Importing accurate OEM hardware/support information into a CMDB like ServiceNow can be very difficult. The Cisco Intersight Plugin for ServiceNow makes this process easier.
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