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Create a hosting rule

Create a hosting rule

Create a hosting rule to describe what a CI runs on. Hosting rules help identify dependent CIs correctly during the business discovery process and service mapping. Discovery calls the identification API that applies business metadata rules.

Before you begin

Role required: admin

About this task

Add a CI type as CI Type1 in the relationship rule. Then define the second portion of the relationship rule, which is the relationship type and CI Type2. The entire set of hosting rules is organized as groups according to the top-level hosted CIs.


  1. Navigate to Configuration > Identification/Reconciliation > Metadata Rules Editor.
  2. In the Hosting Rules section, click Add New Rule.
  3. In the Add Top-Level Hosting Rule dialog box, select the CI type that you want to create this rule for, and click Create.
  4. Complete the following steps to specify a child CI type and a relationship type for the rule:
    1. Point to the CI type and click the green plus icon that appears.
    2. In the Add Hosting Rule to dialog box, fill in the fields.
      Field Description
      Configuration Item Type The CI for the rule.
      Relationship Type The relationship type for the rule.
      Reverse Relationship Direction A check box to use the reverse relationship in the rule.

      You can add multiple sets of child CI types and relationships to create multiple hosting rules for the same parent CI type.

    3. click Create.