e-ServiceSuite Configuration Management Tools - CMDB Visualization e-ServiceSuite does not discriminate as to what "is" or "is not" an Asset or Configuration Item (CI). The net benefit is, any item in the Configuration Management Database (CMDB) may be visualized using the eVis tool. However, and important to note, the CMDB supports User defined "rules" for allowable relationships. This essentially means you can have a rule to set an allowable link (up-stream or down-stream) from a specific CI record to another. If a user tries to create a link from one CI to another that is not allowed, then rules are upheld, the user is prompted that the relationship link is not allowed and the process stops trying to link the two CI/Asset records.
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