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Creating a configuration item type

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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 your own configuration item types. For example, if you want to manage your tablet computers separately from other computers, you can create a new configuration item type for tablet computers.

This task is a step in the process for creating a custom configuration item type.

See Creating a custom configuration item type

To create a 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 created configuration item type inherits all data classes, associations, and functionality of the selected base configuration item type. Base configuration item types let you take advantage of built-in features such as asset aggregation, reporting, and accounting data. Any configuration item type can serve as a base configuration item type. No special configuration is required to allow a configuration item type to be a base configuration item type.

  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.