The default installation of i-doit already offers a large variety of object types which can be used for a wide range of purposes or can be hidden when they are not used. This article provides a short overview of object types.
|End user applications||Web browser, Office applications|
Logical links of terminal devices and a person to workplaces
|Operating systems||GNU/Linux, Windows, Mac OS|
|Chassis for |
|Physical server in a |
|Desktop computers, laptops, workstations|
|Logical links of highly available systems|
|Application for managing highly available systems; see |
|Started instances of a |
|Created databases of a |
|Database management systems (DBMS)||MariaDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL|
|Printers||Laser printers, inkjet printers, multifunction devices, fax machines, plotter, 3D printers|
|Companies suppling other organizations with power|
|Fiber channel switches; often in connection with SANs; see |
|Buildings in a |
|Appliances which are used in the organization but are rather designed as black box||Firewalls|
|Remote computers which aren't directly accessible||DNS servers|
|Information networks (IT security/ IT-Grundschutz); see Add-on VIVA|
A group of wires, such as cupper wires or glass fibers, covered in plastic or rubber and used to carry electricity or electrical signals
|Cable routes; see |
|Air-conditioning of active components|
|Components for the conversion of signals etc.|
|Smart cards with cryptography functions|
Devices allowing control of multiple input devices (keyboard, video, mouse)
|Subnets (IPv4, IPv6)|
|Empty conduit for |
|Logical wiring; see |
|Software licenses etc.|
|Layers between presentation layers and data storage layers||JBoss|
|Objects which had to be migrated after earlier updates (not in use at the moment)|
|Mobile phones, feature phones, smartphones; see |
|External displays for computers; see |
|See Network Monitoring with Nagios|
|See Network Monitoring with Nagios|
|See Network Monitoring with Nagios|
|Segmentation of subnets; see |
|Systems for power supply when the main power supply fails||Diesel generators|
|Emergency plans as |
|Logical link of objects|
|Companies, institutions, facilities|
|Patch panels in a server rack; see |
|People and Bots|
|Grouped ||Access rights groups, departments|
|Rooms in a |
|Components for remote administration of servers; see |
|Zones in a SAN; see |
|Organizational services provided by an organization||IT services|
|SIM cards; see |
|Storage Area Networks (SAN) and Network Attached Storages (NAS)|
|Combination of hardware components||Stacked switches|
|Cities in a |
|Power Distribution Units (PDU) for power supply|
|Combination of subnets; see |
|Housing for modular switches; see |
|Services, daemons and applications which are executed on servers||Apache webserver, i-doit, PHP|
|Analog or ISDN telephones|
|Uninterruptible power supplies (UPS)|
|Active components for amplifying signals etc.|
|For power supply; see |
|Maintenance contracts etc.|
|Virtual desktops; see |
|Host systems for virtual machines; see |
|Virtual machines (VM); see |
|SIP capable telephones|
|Highly available routers which use VRRP, HSRP or CARP protocols|
|External connections/ uplinks|
Fields in the Configuration
The following fields are displayed in new and existing object types:
The ID is a sequential number which is given by the system. Its uniqueness allows for the identification of the object type. A manual change is not possible.
Using this field you can check whether the language constant you are using is correctly translated in the currently chosen language if you are using your own language file.
It is possible in this field to enter a language constant or a title in plain text. If you are using i-doit multilingually, please use a constant you translate in your own language file.
The SYSID prefix is inserted in all objects of this type when generating the SYSID. When leaving this field empty, the standard prefix
SYSID_will be used. Otherwise, the SYSIDs will be generated with your own prefix. If the field remains untouched, the current Unix timestamp will be included in the SYSID. The object ID is included for custom prefixes.
If you want i-doit to generate individual inventory numbers on its own for objects of this type, you can enter the formula for this here. Variables are available for this which you can display via the blue question mark at the end of the line. It is also possible to combine these variables with each other and with plain text.
n the tree
If you are not using an alphabetical sorting for the object types in the tree menu on left side, you can create a custom order via the sorting. The sorting takes place in ascending order based on the number values.
Here you can assign a color to each object type. These color tags are found for example in the and also in the graphical representation of racks to make the display more transparent..
If you changed your mind while configuring and assigned your object type to another group or if you wanted to move an existing object type in another group, you can adjust the object type group via this option.
You can optionally choose the desired specific category and link it with the object type using a drop-down menu. Please note that specific categories are mutually exclusive and therefore only one specific category can be chosen.
Custominformation will inform you whether this object type is already available in the standard installation or if it was created by a user. Standard object types can only be hidden and not be deleted.
In this selection it is possible to define whether objects of this type are supposed to serve as the physical for further objects. Objects which are not supposed to serve as the physical location will not be shown in the location browser.
Each has a direction or a dependency. When editing an object and linking another, the linked object is always dependent on the object being edited. However, if the linked object is an object whose object type has been configured as relation master, this object will then assume the master role in the relation.
Positionable in rack
Here you can declare whether objects of this type can be built into a rack within specific height units. When deactivated, the attributes are not available for positioning in the rack.
Display in menu tree
The display in the menu tree can be deactivated with this option. If you don't need standard object types and want to hide them or if you don't want your custom object types to appear in the menu tree yet, you can hide them for all users here.
Here you can select a standard object picture for the information line.
With this option you can determine the icon that will be displayed next to your object type in the menu tree. For this you need to specify the path of the icon beginning from the i-doit installation folder.
You can determine a constant which allows database queries for the object type. In i-doit the standard formula for this is
[NAME]is to be replaced by the name of the object type. i-doit automatically generates a constant which receives the current Unix timestamp instead of the name. Replace the Unix timestamp by the stylized name of the object type (ideally only ASCII capital letters) for better readability (e.g. for SQL reports).
If you already created templates using the template feature, you can select a template here which is then used to fill in new objects automatically. This way, you can pre-fill values which are the same for all objects of this type. You can adjust these pre-filled values anytime, if needed.
Overview page as standard view
With this option you determine whether opening an object of this type will display the overview page or the category
General. This option is set to “No” by default. When setting it to “Yes”, the selected specific category will be added automatically to the overview page.
You customize your object type in this selection. Each category having its checkbox activated will be available within your object type. In the right column you can specify what categories will be shown on the overview page. This selection is only possible if the overview page was previously set as the standard display. The order of categories can be determined per drag'n'drop using the hatched lines.
Here it is possible to leave hints and notes regarding your object type.