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Create or edit a hosting service rule metadata

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Create or edit a hosting service rule metadata

Create hosting service rules metadata for CIs to assist in correctly identifying dependent CIs during the business discovery process and service mapping. Discovery calls the identification API that applies business metadata rules.

Before you begin

A hosting rule is a relationship definition between two CIs, structured as: CI Type1 relationship type CI Type2. To create a hosting rule, you need to add a CI type as CI Type1 in the relationship rule, and 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.

Role required: admin


  1. Use the CI Class Manager:
    1. Navigate to Configuration > CI Class Manager.
    2. Select a class from the Class Hierarchy.
    3. In the sidebar on the right, check Advanced. Click Metadata Rules Editor in the Correctness group.
  2. Or, navigate to Configuration > Identification/Reconciliation > Metadata Rules Editor.
  3. Click Add New Rule at the top of the Hosting Rules list.
  4. In the Add Top-Level Hosting Rule dialog box, select the Configuration Item Type for which you want to create the rule.
  5. Complete the following steps to select the top-level hosting rule and add a child rule:
    1. Click the green '+' icon.
    2. Complete the form.
      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.
    3. click Create.