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About Qualification Builder

The Qualification Builder is the Drift Management tool used to interactively create queries in the form of qualifications sets, include sets, and exclude sets.

Qualification sets allow you to specify a single CI or groups of CIs and are used in snapshot jobs, baselines, and targets. When a qualification set is applied to a dataset specified for a snapshot job, all CIs matching the query are included in the snapshot. When a qualification set is applied to a dataset of CIs specified for a baseline or target, all CIs matching the query are included in the comparison job that uses the baseline or target.

Include sets enable you to specify attributes that should be included in the Drift Report if drift is detected. Include sets are managed as part of the baseline.

Exclude sets allow you to specify which attributes should not be included in the Drift Report if drift is detected. Exclude sets are also managed as part of the baseline. The use of include and exclude sets is optional.

Each qualification, include, and exclude set you create is saved in BMC Remedy AR System data forms.

Important

You must have Drift Master privileges to create, edit, and delete qualification sets, include sets, and exclude sets.

The following topics are provided:

Accessing Qualification Builder

Access Qualification Builder from the Authoring menu item of Drift Management by choosing any one of the following options: Qualification Sets, Include Sets, or Exclude Sets.

The Qualification Builder is also accessible from the Snapshot Job, Baseline, and Target Wizards, allowing you to create qualification, include, and exclude sets as part of the wizard workflow.

Using the Authoring menu item gives you the option of creating your qualification, include, or exclude sets before using the Snapshot Job, Baseline, and Target Wizards.

To access Qualification Builder for qualifications sets

  1. Select Authoring > Qualification Sets.
    The Qualification Sets List of Items is displayed. This is a library of previous created and saved qualifications sets that you can reuse.
    The Details pane displays information, such as the owner of the qualification set and what group can access or view the qualification.
    The Baseline, Target, and Job Membership pane shows which baseline, target, or snapshot job uses the qualification set.
  2. Click Create.
    The Qualification Builder is displayed.

Creating a qualification set

With Qualification Builder, you can create a qualification set containing several selected classes, related classes, and their attributes. To support this functionality, a qualification set can be comprised of one or more qualifications. In turn, each qualification can contain one or more qualification entries. A qualification entry consists of a class name, and may include related classes and attributes.

This section provides a quick introduction to the Qualification Builder by describing how to:

  • Create a qualification set using the All Objects option. This option specifies that all classes, all CI instances, and all attributes in your snapshot job, baseline, or target source datasets should be used.
  • Create a qualification set using the Custom Qualification option. This option allows you to specify which CI instances you want to use in your source datasets based on a qualification.

To create a qualification set using the All Objects option

  1. Provide a meaningful name and description for the qualification set.
  2. Specify the access groups that can use this qualification set.
  3. For Qualification Set, select All Objects.
    All Objects is the default qualification build method. The qualification set is defined.
  4. Click Save & Close.
    The new qualification set is displayed on the Qualification Sets List of Items pane. Later when you build a baseline, target, or snapshot job, you can apply this qualification to the dataset you are using for your baseline, target or snapshot CIs.

To create a qualification set using the Custom Qualification Set option

  1. Provide a name and description for the qualification set.
  2. Specify the access groups that can use this qualification set.
  3. For Qualification Set, select Custom Qualification Set.
  4. From the Select Class Name field, select a class.
    When a class is selected, other options are made available from the Select Action field, for example, Add Attribute and Add Related Class.
    The options displayed depend on the item that is selected, which is marked by a green highlight.
  5. From the Select Action field, select Add Attribute.
  6. From the Select Attribute Name field, select an attribute, provide an operator, and enter a value.
  7. Add additional classes and attributes and related classes to your qualification.
  8. When your qualification set is defined, click Save & Close.
    Your new qualification set appears in the Qualification Sets List of Items.

AND or OR

In a qualification set, the AND conjunction is used between a class and its related classes and attributes.

The OR conjunction is used between the main classes in the qualification. In the preceding example, the main classes are BMC_ComputerSystem and BMC_Application.

Guidelines for qualification set option selection

Be aware of the following option selection behavior when using the Qualification Builder. Similar behavior is provided for include and exclude sets.

  • The Delete Selected Class option is only available if there is more than one main class because a qualification must have at least one class. This option is always available for a related class, whether it is selected or not.
  • The Add Attribute and Add Related Class options are not available until the class is selected.
  • The Delete Selected Attribute option is always available, whether an attribute is selected or not.

Note

Only non-hidden attributes are shown in the Attribute list. To make a hidden attribute visible, use the Class Manager.

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