Relationship Types denotes the nature of relationship between a CI and another CI. The Relationship Type is expressed twice, one as Relationship Type and the other as Inverse Relationship Type. Some of the examples of relationship types are Runs::Runs On, Sends data to::Receives data from, Located In::Houses and so on.
Let's take a look at an example with the Relationship Type as Runs::Runs On. The relationship between a server and application is expressed as Server1 Runs Application1, while the relationship between the application and server is automatically expressed with the inverse relationship type, Application1 Runs On Server1.
To access the Relationship Type configuration wizard page,
Click Admin tab in the header pane.
Click Relationship Type icon under CMDB block. The Relationship Type List view page opens, displaying the default relationship types. From this page, you can add a new relationship type, edit an existing relationship type and perform bulk delete of relationship types.
Adding New Relationship Type
Click Add New Relationship Type link.
In the add new form, enter the Relationship Type, Inverse Relationship Type and a brief Description about the nature of the relationship type in the respective text fields.
Click Save to add the relationship type in the list view. To cancel the operation and return to the list view, click Cancel.
The relationship types shows how the CIs are interconnected and interdependent with other CIs. Using relationship types, CI Type relationships can be set from Admin -> CI Type and from the CI form. For establishing relationship using the Relationship Types, refer Relationships under CI Types.
Editing Relationship Type
You can edit the default relationship types as well as the newly added relationship types from the list view.
Click on a relationship type link. The Edit Relationship type form opens with the fields pre-filled with values already entered while adding a new relationship type.
Modify the fields values for Relationship Types, Inverse Relationship Type and Description.
Click Save to add the modified relationship type in the list view. To cancel the edit operation and return to the list view, click Cancel.
Deleting Relationship Type
To delete the newly added relationship types from the list view,
Enable the check box beside the Relationship type to delete.
Click the Delete button. A confirmation dialog appears.
Click Ok to proceed. The relationship type(s) are deleted from the list view.
Note: Please note that the pre-configured relationship types cannot be deleted.