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Adding a new CMDB application (environment) entry record to ServiceNow

CMDB (configuration management database) application entries can be created within ServiceNow by iSolutions staff.

An application refers to an environment within a system or service.

(Guidance around creating a new service entry is also available within the Knowledge Base).

 

How to add a new CMDB application (environment) entry record

1. Log in to ServiceNow

2. In the Filter navigator field, enter base items

3. Within Base Items, select All

filter navigator

A list of CMDB records will be listed.

4. At the top of the screen, select New

ServiceNow configuration items. See above information

5. A list of all the Configuration Item types will display

6. Scroll down and select Systems & Services

The New record page will display.

ServiceNow new record page

7. Complete the fields detailed below

Fields marked with an asterisk are mandatory and as much further information should be provided where possible:

The CMDB ID is a system generated reference for the entry and cannot be changed.

 

* Name: Enter the name of the service followed by the abbreviated environment name in brackets, for example SUSSED (DEV)

* Operational Status: From the drop down list select the status of the application

* Used for: From the drop down list select the purpose of application

* Business Criticality: From the drop down list select how critical this service is to the business

Business Owner: Search for the business owner with their username, or select the magnifying glass for further search options, for example name or email address

Department: Start typing the department and select the required option from the search results

Service Owner: Search for the business owner with their username, or select the magnifying glass for further search options, for example name or email address

Fully qualified domain name: Enter the url for the service, for example sussed.soton.ac.uk

Description: Enter a brief description of the service

Version: Enter the software version

Edition: If there are multiple editions for this software, specify which one is in use here

Installed: Use the calendar button to select the date and time of installation

Last clone date: Use the calendar button to select the date of the last clone (if tracking clone dates in sysdoc, this does not need to be repeated here)

Last clone source: Environment clone was taken from

 

8. Attachments can be added to the entry by selecting the paperclip button towards the top right of the screen

Submit button. Click on it to upload an attachment

9. Select Submit

The record will be live immediately.

 

Useful links

Adding a new CMDB service entry record to ServiceNow

 

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