Creating a custom configuration item type

Article:HOWTO64098  |  Created: 2011-12-20  |  Updated: 2011-12-20  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO64098
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Creating a custom configuration item type

Asset Management Suite provides predefined configuration item types for many types of assets. However, sometimes the predefined configuration item types are not sufficient and you might need to create custom configuration item types.

See About predefined configuration item types.

The first step in defining a custom configuration item type is to determine what information you want to track for it. You also need to decide which data types you want to exist in only this configuration item type and which data types you want to be linked to other configuration item types. For the data types that you want to exist in only this configuration item type, you create the corresponding data classes. For the data types that you want to link to other configuration item types, you create custom association types.

See Creating a custom data class.

See Creating a custom configuration item association type.

To create a custom configuration item type

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Settings menu, click All Settings.

  2. In the left pane, expand Notification Server > Resource and Data Class Settings > Resource Types, right-click the folder where you want to create a custom configuration item type, and then click New > Resource Type.

  3. On the New Resource Type page, give the configuration item a name and specify its settings.

    If you specify the Base Resource Type, the custom configuration item type inherits all data classes, associations, and functionality of the selected base configuration item type.

    To add custom data classes to the configuration item type, click Add data classes.

  4. Click Save changes.

  5. (Optional) To make it easier to access the custom configuration item type, create a link to this configuration item type in the CI Management portal.

    To create the link, do the following:

    • In the Symantec Management Console, on the CI Management page, in the left pane, right-click the folder where you want to place the link, and then click New > Resource Type Link.

    • In the Select a Resource Type dialog box, click the custom configuration item type, and then click OK.


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