Discovery uses some patterns
to discover a CI with all its related CIs and non-CIs: items that do not extend the
Configuration Item [cmdb_ci] table.
CIs can have different relationships. Dependent relationship rules describe
relationships between CIs. The identification engine uses these rules to uniquely
identify CIs and determine if a specific CI exists in the CMDB or must be added to the
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
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 these members.