Pattern Anatomy - ironstream_for_servicenow_service_mp - 1.0

Ironstream for ServiceNow® Service Mapping for IBM Z® Guide

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Ironstream > Ironstream for ServiceNow® Service Mapping
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1.0
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English
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Ironstream for ServiceNow Service Mapping for IBM Z
Title
Ironstream for ServiceNow® Service Mapping for IBM Z® Guide
Copyright
2021
First publish date
2007
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2023-08-23
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A pattern is set of instructions that the Mapping Job uses to determine whether a CI is part of a service.

Therefore, if a CI meets the criteria defined in at least one pattern it is added to a service. If it does not meet the criteria for any patterns, then it is not included in the service.

The records are stored inside a ServiceNow table that is defined by the Ironstream Mainframe Service Mapping App. Each record will have the following fields:

Field

Description

Details

Pattern Name

The name of your pattern.

Mandatory field.

Any patterns of the same Pattern Name will be AND’ed together. See “ANDing Patterns Together” section.

Service Name

The Service that this pattern will map to.

Mandatory field.

Any CIs matching this pattern will be mapped to the Service specified.

CI Type

The Configuration Item Type this pattern will run criteria against.

Mandatory field.

For the CI Types supported, see “Appendix A. CI Types &

Attributes Available”

CI

Attribute

The Configuration Item Attribute this pattern will run criteria against.

Mandatory field.

For the CI Attributes supported, see “Appendix A. CI Types & Attributes Available”

Expression Type

How the Text Defined in the Pattern field will match to the CI Attribute value.

Mandatory field. Expressions available:

  • CONTAINS

  • DOES NOT CONTAIN

  • ENDS WITH

  • EQUALS

  • GREATHER THAN

  • GREATER THAN OR EQUALS

  • LESS THAN

  • LESS THAN OR EQUALS

  • NOT EQUAL

  • STARTS WITH

Pattern

The text criteria that the CI Attribute will be matched by using the Expression Type.

Not mandatory field.

This can be empty if you want to include or exclude all CIs with no text defined in a particular CI attribute. For example: Attribute != “”

Please Note: SQL Wildcards not allowed, please use the Starts With, Ends With, or Contains Expression Types instead.

Traversal

If you want to traverse down the hierarchy and include child CI Types in the Map.

Only two options

  • NONE (Default)

  • DOWN

For details on the hierarchy for CI Types, see “Appendix B. CI

Types Hierarchies & Relationships”.

Max Depth

If you want to traverse, specify how many levels down the CI hierarchy you wish including in the Map.

Default: 0.

Only applies if Traversal=DOWN.

For details on the hierarchy for CI Types, see “Appendix B. CI

Types Hierarchies & Relationships”.

Active

Whether the pattern will be used or ignored in the Mapping.

Default: Active.

These fields appear in the List View as well as when Creating New Patterns and Modifying a Pattern.