Relationship Types denotes the nature of relationship between a CI and another CI. It shows how the CIs are interconnected and interdependent with other CIs. 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.
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.
To access the Relationship Type configuration wizard,
Adding New Relationship Type
Editing Relationship Type
NOTE: The following default relationship types cannot be edited, Depends On::Used By, Uses::Used By, Runs::Runs On, Connected to::Connected to and Includes:: Member of.
Deleting Relationship Type
To delete the newly added relationship types from the list view,
NOTE: Please note that the pre-configured relationship types cannot be deleted.