Creating and editing a configuration item

Article:HOWTO64076  |  Created: 2011-12-20  |  Updated: 2011-12-20  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO64076
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Creating and editing a configuration item

Configuration items represent the resources and information that you want to track in your environment. To create a configuration item, you can use the predefined configuration item types that Asset Management Suite provides. You can also create and use custom configuration item types.

See About configuration items.

See About predefined configuration item types.

See About custom configuration item types.

To create and edit a configuration item

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Manage menu, click Assets.

  2. In the left pane, expand the desired folder.

  3. To create a configuration item, right-click a configuration item type, and then click the context menu option that lets you create a new configuration item.

  4. (Optional) To edit a configuration item, do one of the following:

    • In the configuration items list, double-click a configuration item.

    • In the configuration items list, right-click a configuration item, and then click the context menu option that lets you edit the configuration item, add associations, or change the status.

  5. In the Create configuration item or Edit configuration item window, specify the details of the configuration item.

    To make creating and editing configuration items more convenient, you can adjust the default edit view according to your needs.

    See Managing edit views.

    To speed up data entry, you can set the default data entry values for configuration item types.

    See Configuring default values for configuration item type fields.

  6. Do one of the following:

    • Click Save and create new, to save the data and create the next item.

    • Click Apply, to save the data and continue editing the same item.

    • Click OK, to save the data and close the window.

    Note that in the configuration items list, you must click Refresh to display the changes.


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