Creating service request definitions: Basic configuration
A service request definition (SRD) is a service offering. SRDs are created by the Request Catalog Manager for the service catalog and made available to users through the Request Entry console. An SRD provides the characteristics required to facilitate the selection and execution of delivery for the service offering, including attributes such as categorization, effective start and end dates, pricing information, approval and service level management criteria, as well as the definition of application objects that will support the delivery of a service.
Request Catalog Managers use the Service Catalog Manager Console to manage an SRD and track its progress from Draft to Deployed. You can use this console to associate the SRD with PDTs, business service CIs, approvals, and service targets.
Consider using the Service Request Designer to create and modify SRDs.
Before you begin
- Before you can create an SRD, you must create an application object template (AOT) for each step in a process and a process definition template (PDT) for each process in a service request.
- You must have the Request Catalog Manager permission to create SRDs in the Service Catalog Manager Console. Users defined as Business Analysts with no Request Catalog Manager permissions can also use the Service Request Designer to create an SRD. However, the SRD must be assigned to a valid catalog manager name to save and then deploy it.
Creating service request definitions - Quick Start
To create a service request definition (SRD), complete the following steps:
Verify that the navigational categories, application template (optional), and the AOT are configured.
Open the Service Catalog Manager Console.
Use one of the following methods to create the SRD:
Select one of the service request definition (SRD) types:
Associate the SRD with one of the following types of PDT:
Add questions, text, or service request fields to the SRD.
(Optional) Configure autofill response to trigger when users open the Provide Information form to submit a request, or when they perform a specific action in the console.
(Optional) Set approvals for the service request.
(Optional) Add entitlements to the SRD.
(Optional) Add work information for the SRD.
(Optional) Define SRD approvals.
(Optional) Define service targets for the SRD.
(Optional) Add a business service to the SRD.
(Optional) Add a survey to the SRD.
(Optional) Localize the SRD.
Deploy the SRD to make it available in the Request Entry console.