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
In the Symantec Management Console, on the Settings menu, click All Settings.
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.
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.
Click Save changes.
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