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Creating a location

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The Location organizational type lets you add geographical or physical locations into the Configuration Management Database (CMDB). If your company has multiple sites around the world, you can use the geographical locations, such as country, state, and city, to create a location for each site. You can then associate the assets of each site with the locations that you define. Physical locations, such as building, floor, and cubicle, let you create separate locations at a single site. You can then associate assets of each building, floor, or cubicle to its corresponding location.

You can associate each location with its manager and with a cost center. When you enter data for a location, you can also specify the hierarchy for it. For example, you can create a location for the United States, and then create sub-locations for the states, such as California, Utah, and Texas.

Note that on the Location page, all location items are displayed in the flat list. You can see the hierarchy of the locations on the Organizational Views and Groups page.

This task is a step in the process for setting up your organizational structure.

See Setting up your organizational structure

To create a location

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Home menu, click Service and Asset Management > Manage Configuration Items.

  2. In the left pane, expand Organizational Types.

  3. Right-click Location and click Create Location.

  4. In the Create configuration item window, give the location a name.

  5. (Optional) To create a hierarchy, under Location Hierarchy, specify the parent location for the item that you currently edit.

    You can also first insert all locations and then use the bulk edit function to add a parent location to a group of locations at once. To add a parent location to a group of locations, do the following:

    • Select the locations to which you want to add the parent location.

    • Right-click one of the locations, and then click CMDB Functions > Assignment Functions > Assign Parent Location.

    • In the Select a Resource dialog box, select the parent location, and then click OK.

  6. (Optional) If you enter the Location To Subnet parameter and then enable the Update Network Resource Location task, the task automatically assigns this location to the network devices that belong to the entered subnet.

  7. Click OK.