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Set a CI field to be recommended

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Set a CI field to be recommended

You can define a list of CI fields as recommended, noting that it is desirable that they are populated by a data source such as Discovery. You can then configure the CMDB completeness health metric to include recommended fields in its aggregated health reports.

About this task

Use this for fields which should not be mandatory, but that might have useful information that the CI should have. For example, a field with information that might at some point help with diagnosis.

Initially, a derived class is set with the recommended fields that are defined at the parent level. You can add or remove recommended fields for a derived class, setting it with its own recommended fields, without affecting the recommended fields at the parent or sibling levels. If all recommended fields for a derived class are removed, then the derived class automatically derives the recommended fields from its parent class.


  1. Navigate to Configuration > CI Class Manager.
  2. Select a class from the Class Hierarchy.
  3. Check Advanced on the right-hand side bar, and select Recommended Fields from the Completeness group.
  4. In the slushbucket move the fields that you want to designate as recommended, from the Available list to the Selected list.
  5. Click Save.