Create or modify map indicators in a Legacy BSM map

You can create a map indicator to define additional record types, such as trouble sources for business service CIs. You can also modify an existing map indicator, for example to use a different color scheme or to alter the priority of a task.

About this task

To create or modify a map indicator:

Procedure

  1. Navigate to Dependency Views > Legacy BSM > Map Indicators.
  2. Click New to create a new map indicator, or click the name of an indicator from the Table column to modify an existing map indicator.
  3. Fill in the fields on the form, as appropriate.
    Table 1. Map Indicator Field form
    Field Desription
    Table Name of the table represented by this map indicator.
    Name Name of the indicator.
    Order Priority order of the task. The highest priority task is the indicator with the lowest order number. When more than one indicator is present on a CI, the displayed color is the color associated with the highest priority task.

    Additionally, a glyph on a CI displays the color indicator of the highest priority task attached to that CI.

    Node color Highlight color for a node when a task is attached from the table specified. This value can be expressed in hexadecimal code or color name.
    Active Check box that allows you to enable or disable this record.
    CMDB CI field Name of the field on the selected table that contains the configuration item.
    Start field Select the appropriate date/time field for the starting point of the trouble for this indicator. The tree picker displays only fields of the appropriate data type from the selected table. This data is not displayed on a map, but is used in the issues pop-up in the tree view of configuration items related to a Business Service.
    End field Select a date/time field for the end point of the trouble for this indicator. The tree picker displays only fields of the appropriate data type from the selected table. This data is not displayed on a map, but is used in the issues pop-up in the tree view of configuration items related to a Business Service.
    Description field Name of the field on the selected table that contains the description of the configuration item.
    Description User-generated text to describe the indicator. Alphanumeric characters and spaces are valid for this field.
    Conditions Condition builder that specifies when to apply this indicator.

    For example, a CI that has a past outage is highlighted in red. You can configure a condition to designate that the red highlight no longer appears on the map one week after the outage is fixed.

  4. Click Submit to enter a new map indicator or click Update to modify an existing map indicator.