Creating a custom configuration item association type

Article:HOWTO64099  |  Created: 2011-12-20  |  Updated: 2011-12-20  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO64099
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Creating a custom configuration item association type

A configuration item association type defines a child (to) to parent (from) relationship between one configuration item type to one or more configuration item types.

See About configuration item associations.

If the predefined associations of a configuration item type do not meet all your requirements, you can create custom configuration item associations. For example, you might want to associate a contract to each of your vendors as part of the contract management. In Asset Management Suite, the default associations of a Contract configuration item type do not let you create such an association. In this case you can create a custom configuration item association type.

To create a custom configuration item association 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 Associations > CMDB Association Types, right-click the folder where you want to create a custom association type, and then click New > Editable Association Type.

  3. On the New Editable Association Type page, give the association a name and specify its details.

    To create an association between a contract and a vendor, configure the details as follows:

    • Type Contract's Vendor, as the name of the new editable association type.

    • In the Reverse Display name box, type Vendor's Contracts.

    • For the From Type configuration item type, select Contract.

    • For the To Type configuration item type, select Company.

    • In the Minimum Cardinality box, type 0.

    • In the Maximum Cardinality box, type 1.

      Note that when you create a new association, you can only specify the minimum cardinality and maximum cardinality from parent to child. The cardinality from child to parent is always from 0 to many, and you cannot change it.

    • Under Enable Editing From, check Contract, and in the drop-down list, click Resource Association Picker for Asset.

  4. Click Save changes.


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