Discovery use some patterns to
discover a CI with all its related CIs. CIs can have different relationships with each
other. Dependent relationship rules describe relationships between CIs. The
identification engine uses these Dependent relationship rules to uniquely identify CIs
and determine if a specific CI already exists in the CMDB or must be added to it.
When you create a relationship, the system uses the parent CI and the child CI
tables and creates a third table with data on the relationship between the parent
and child CIs.
In addition to a relationship between CIs, you can create a
reference connection between them. If a reference exists, then information about
referenced child CIs appears at the bottom of the parent CI form. For example, all
load balancer pool members appear on the form of the load balancer pool, which owns