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by Sue Wenzinger
The Link to Actual CIs action in the
Configuration Items application uses naming rules that rely on attribute
values and relationships to find actual and authorized CIs that
represent the same thing. You can modify the naming rules to change
which attributes and relationships are used to link each type of CI. But
sometimes that isn't enough for the linking engine to link your CIs.
The second parameter is a String representation of the actual CI attribute value.
The third parameter is an optional string that is passed to the method during the comparison if there is a value specified in the Naming Rule Comparison Parameter field of the naming rule.
The method should return true if the CI attribute value matches the actual CI attribute value, and false otherwise.
Would you like to know how to customize the promotion of Actual Configuration Items (CIs) in SmartCloud Control Desk and Change and Configuration Management Database (CCMDB)? The new wiki article System Properties used by Actual CI Promotion describes several system properties and maxvars that you can use to affect the behavior of promotions. For example, you can define whether a promotion should create attributes even if the effective value is blank.
This solution allows TLSM (Tivoli Live Service Manager) users to import CIs (Configuration Items) discovered by TADDM (Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager) into Authorized CIs. This can be useful in simplified scenarios where the full actual CI promotion to authorized process is not desired.
This particular implementation uses TDI (Tivoli Directory Integrator) for exporting TADDM CIs into a csv file and then uses TLSM Quick Configuration Application to import csv's into Authorized CIs.
We are considering including this type of optional simplified process also in future CCMDB releases, to be used in specific controlled scenarios.