Defining Link Type Mapping

You can configure the mapping for a selected link type used to link resources. The default mapping is based on the default resource type set on the connector.

The default mapping is based on the default resource type set on the connector however you can specify another resource type, if others are defined for the connector.

Before you start

You must have Integration Setup selected in your General Access Security Role.

  1. Select ≡ > Admin > Integration.

  2. In the Explorer pane, under Integration, select Links.

    The Integration Links window appears. You can adjust the column widths if required.

  3. Pick a source and resource type, and double-click a link type.

  4. Select Add, or open an existing mapping.

  5. The following information and features appear on this window. Complete/update as necessary:

Source and Link Type

These are read only field and display the name of the source and link type selected on the Integration Links window


Type a name for the mapping. This name appears in the Mappings table. This is a mandatory field.

Import As Link Type

Use the multi-tier type selector to select the ASM Core CMDB Link Type you want to use to link the external resources when they are imported into the CMDB


This tab view allows you to define or map the resource types linked through the current link type. You can either use the default higher and lower resource types, or select your own. However, you can only select resource types configured to use this link type on the connector.

Select Default to use the default parent (higher) or child to use lower resource types.

Clear Default to map other parent or child resource types. Then add the resource type mapping you wish to use when applying this link type mapping: In either the Parent or Child text area, click Add. The labels for these fields will update to reflect the link type. In the Add Fields window, select the resource types you wish to map. To remove a mapping, select the entry and click Remove.


This tab view allows you to map the link type attributes to link type details in ASM Core. This is done through adding these as fields from the Link Type Details window in ASM Core, and specifying values for them.

  1. Click Add.

  2. In the Add Fields window, select the fields you wish to map. You can specify many CMDB link type details, including the impact relationship (Impacts Upper, Impacts Lower), overriding the impact (Impact Overriden), and link status. Click OK to return to the table where the selected link type details now appear. The Internal Fields column displays the name of the link type property.

  3. Click in the Link Field column to enable the button. Click it and select an option. These options are specific to the field type. Selecting (Value) enables you to specify or pick a value for the field from a defined list.

  4. If you add the Link Status field and select (Value) from the field selector, the next tier in the field select list displays all the link statuses defined in the CMDB Link Statuses window.

  5. If you add the Impacts Upper field and select (Value) from the field selector, the next tier displays True and False, since this is a Boolean field type (checkbox).

  6. Select the status you wish to use by double-clicking.

  7. To remove an added link type field, select the entry in the table and click Remove. In the warning dialog box, select Yes or No.

  1. Select Save, to save the changes.