Creating relations between assets

Devices can be organized using a two level hierarchy. This means that a device can have children or can have a parent but cannot have both a parent and children at the same time. This organization will help computing the cost of devices to which child elements are attached such as printers. Therefore, a device's costs includes its own cost plus the costs of all its children.

The following topics are provided:

Adding a parent to a device

To add a parent to a device, proceed as follows:

Note

Ensure that the selected device is not already a child to another device.

  1. Make sure that you are located either under the Device Topology node or a Your Device Group node.
  2. Select the desired device.
  3. Click Attach to a parent device .
    The Select a Device dialog box appears.
  4. Select the device to add a parent. You can only select one device.
    Make sure that the selected device is not a child of another device. In this case an error message will be displayed.

  5. Click OK to confirm the new relation.

You have now established a parent-child relation for a devices that is connected to a parent device.

Adding children to a device

To add children to a device, proceed as follows:

Note

Ensure that the selected device is not a child to another device.

  1. Make sure that you are located either under the Device Topology node or a Your Device Group node.
  2. Select the desired device.
  3. Click Attach a child device .
    The Select a Device dialog box appears.
  4. Select the devices to add as children.
    You can select more than one device. Make sure that the selected devices are not already children of another device or a parent to other children. In this case an error message will be displayed.

  5. Click OK to confirm the new relation.

You have now established a parent-child relation for devices that are attached to their parent.

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