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Enabling affected assets and affected services for incident

As a Smart IT administrator, you can specify assets and services that are affected due to the reported incident, or that are related to the incident in the Affected Asset and Affected Service fields on the incident profile. It helps the service desk agent to look for the specific asset and service, and take action to resolve the incident.

The following parameters defined in the Centralized configuration (CCS) affect the assets and services that are available for search in these fields in Smart IT:

  • affectedCISearchByAssetPeopleRelation
  • useOperatingCompany
  • isExclude_TAG_and_CI_ID

To configure affected assets and affected services for incident

The configuration parameters are available in the Centralized configuration. Perform the following steps to view or change the configuration settings:

  1. In a browser, enter the following URL address:
    http://<midTierServerInstallDir>/arsys/

  2. Log in.
  3. Select Remedy Management Console > AR System Server Group Console > Server Group Configuration.



You can migrate your existing data from the previous versions of Smart IT to Smart IT 2.0 and onward versions using the migration utility. For more information, see Migrating Smart IT customization and configuration from 2.0 and earlier

The isExclude_TAG_and_CI_ID parameter determines the fields of the Configuration Item (CI) in which Smart IT searches for the search term. This setting is independent of the other two parameters listed in the this section.

The following table shows the CI fields that are included in the search, based on the setting for this parameter:

Parameter nameParameter valueCI fields included in search
isExclude_TAG_and_CI_ID

true
(default value, recommended for better performance)

Name (ID: 200000020)

Product Name (ID: 240001002)

Serial Number (ID: 200000001)

false

Name (ID: 200000020)

Product Name (ID: 240001002)

Serial Number (ID: 200000001)

Tag Number (ID: 260100004)

CI ID (ID: 210000000)


The effect of the affectedCISearchByAssetPeopleRelation and useOperatingCompany settings are dependent on each other. The following table shows the expected results of the search depending on the value set for these parameters:

Parameter: affectedCISearchBy
AssetPeopleRelation 
Parameter: useOperating
Company 
Affected serviceAffected asset
false (default)false (default)

Search is performed in the corresponding fields as described in the preceding table against any Business Service CI where the Company configured in the Business Service CI matches either:

  • The company of the customer that has been selected in the incident, or
  • Any Service Provider company the support staff user that is creating the incident has access to

Search is performed against the AST:BaseElement form.

Search is performed in the corresponding fields as described in the preceding table against any CI where the Company configured in the Business Service CI matches either:

  • The company of the customer that has been selected in the incident, or
  • Any Service Provider company the Support Staff user that is creating the incident has access to

Search is performed against the AST:BaseElement form.

true

Search is performed in the corresponding fields as described in the preceding table against any Business Service CI where the Company configured in the Business Service CI matches either:

  • The company of the customer that has been selected in the incident, or
  • Any Operating Company or Service Provider company to which the Support Staff user that is creating the incident has access

Search is performed against the AST:BaseElement form.

Search is performed in the corresponding fields as described in the preceding table against any CI where the Company configured in the Business Service CI matches either:

  • The company of the customer that has been selected in the incident, or
  • Any Operating Company or Service Provider company to which the Support Staff user that is creating the incident has access

Search is performed against the AST:BaseElement form.

truetrue or false

Search is performed in the corresponding fields as described in the preceding table against any Business Service CI that has a Used by asset-people relationship for the company, organization, or department of the customer that has been selected in the incident.

Search is performed against the AST:AssetPeople_AssetBase form.

Search is performed in the corresponding fields as described in the preceding table against any CI to which the Support Staff user who is creating the incident has access.

Search is performed against the AST:BaseElement form.

Notes:

  • If the value of these properties is set other than true or false, the system falls back to the default value.
  • The affectedCISearchByAssetPeopleRelation configuration parameter impacts only incident tickets.
  • CIs with a status of End of Life or Delete are not included in search results.
  • The affectedCISearchByAssetPeopleRelation parameter provides the Remedy Mid Tier incident form features through Affected Service and Affected Asset fields in Smart IT:
    • Affected Service: Business Service CIs are made available through asset-people relationships. This is consistent with the behavior of the Service field of the Remedy Mid Tier incident form.
    • Affected Asset: Allows search on all assets to which the logged in Support Staff user has access. This is consistent with the Search CI functionality, available on the Remedy Mid Tier incident form as shown in the following screen:

In Remedy IT Service Management, the administrator can specify the options to configure affected asset and service on the incident ticket in Smart IT. The setting is applied at the tenant level, and does not depend on user's choice.

Example of configuring affected assets for incident in a multicompany environment

Nancy, a service desk agent creates an incident ticket for the issue reported by Allen Allbrook, a customer. Allen belongs to Company A. Allen uses the following two assets and services, and has Used By relation with the assets:

  • Asset1 and Business service1 belongs to Company B.
  • Asset2 and Business service2 belongs to Company A.

Considering these assumptions, the following behavior is expected:

  • When the affectedCISearchByAssetPeopleRelation property is set to False—when Nancy creates or edits the incident where Allen is the affected customer, in the Affected Asset and Affected Service fields, the search result displays only Asset2 and Business service2.
  • When the affectedCISearchByAssetPeopleRelation property is set to True—when Nancy creates or edits the incident where Allen is the affected customer, , the search result displays both Asset1Asset2 and Business service1Business service2 in the Affected Asset and Affected Service fields.
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Comments

  1. Roberto Avila

    Hi.

    Affected Asset field behaviour is completely different that CI field behaviour in ITSM when affectedCISearchByAssetPeopleRelation flag is enabled, because "as designed" (I opened an Incident to BMC Support).

    When the affectedCISearchByAssetPeopleRelation flag enabled, the behaviour of Affected Asset field doesn't change, it is the same that if affectedCISearchByAssetPeopleRelation flag was disabled.

    The doc should be more specific about that.

    Feb 07, 2019 02:50
    1. Dhanya Menon

      Hello Roberto,

      Thank you for your feedback on the documentation. We will verify and update this topic as soon as possible.

      Regards,

      Dhanya Menon

      Feb 07, 2019 05:09
    1. Nilay Agambagis

      Hello Roberto,

      Thanks a lot for your comment.

      I have updated the description for the affectedCISearchByAssetPeopleRelation configuration parameter.

      Regards,

      Nilay Agambagis

      Mar 15, 2019 05:10
  2. Josue Araujo

    Hi team, this configuration applies only for incident tickets. For Work Order and Changes tickets that would apply?

    Best Regards.

    Sep 09, 2019 12:09
    1. Nilay Agambagis

      Hello Josue,

      Thanks a lot for your comment.

      As the title of this topic suggests, this configuration parameter is only applicable for Incident tickets.

      Regards,

      Nilay Agambagis

      Sep 10, 2019 03:21