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.
|Application ||End user applications||Web browser, Office applications|
|Workplace ||Logical links of terminal devices and a person to workplaces|
|Operating system ||Operating systems||GNU/Linux, Windows, Mac OS|
|Blade chassis||Chassis for Blade server|
|Blade server||Physical server in a Blade chassis|
|Client||Desktop computers, laptops, workstations|
|Cluster||Logical links of highly available systems|
|Cluster services ||Application for managing highly available systems; see Cluster|
|File ||Uploaded files|
|Database instance ||Started instances of a DBMS|
|Database schema ||Created databases of a DBMS|
|DBMS||Database management systems (DBMS)||MariaDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL|
|Printer ||Printers||Laser printers, inkjet printers, multifunction devices, fax machines, plotter, 3D printers|
|Electric power company ||Companies suppling other organizations with power|
|FC switch ||Fiber channel switches; often in connection with SANs; see Storage system|
|Building ||Buildings in a City|
|Appliance ||Appliances which are used in the organization but are rather designed as black box||Firewalls|
|Host||Remote computers which aren't directly accessible||DNS servers|
|information domain||Information networks (IT security/ IT-Grundschutz); see Add-on VIVA|
|Cable ||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 tray ||Cable routes; see Cable|
|Air Condition System ||Air-conditioning of active components|
|Converter ||Components for the conversion of signals etc.|
|Crypto card ||Smart cards with cryptography functions|
|KVM switch ||Devices allowing control of multiple input devices (keyboard, video, mouse)|
|Layer 2 Net ||VLANs|
|Layer 3-Net ||Subnets (IPv4, IPv6)|
|Conduit ||Empty conduit for Cable|
|Wiring System ||Logical wiring; see Cable|
|Licenses ||Software licenses etc.|
|Middleware ||Layers between presentation layers and data storage layers||JBoss|
|Migration objects ||Objects which had to be migrated after earlier updates (not in use at the moment)|
|Cellular phone ||Mobile phones, feature phones, smartphones; see SIM card|
|Monitor ||External displays for computers; see Client|
|Nagios host-template||See Network Monitoring with Nagios|
|Nagios service||See Network Monitoring with Nagios|
|Nagios service-template||See Network Monitoring with Nagios|
|Net zone||Segmentation of subnets; see Layer 3-Net|
|Emergency power supply ||Systems for power supply when the main power supply fails||Diesel generators|
|Emergency plan ||Emergency plans as File|
|Object group ||Logical link of objects|
|Organization ||Companies, institutions, facilities|
|Patch Panel ||Patch panels in a server rack; see Rack|
|Persons ||People and Bots|
|Person groups ||Grouped Persons||Access rights groups, departments|
|Printbox ||Printer server|
|Room ||Rooms in a Building|
|Remote Management Controller||Components for remote administration of servers; see Server|
|Replication object ||-|
|SAN Zoning||Zones in a SAN; see Storage system|
|Service||Organizational services provided by an organization||IT services|
|SIM card ||SIM cards; see Cellular phone|
|Rack ||Server racks|
|Storage system ||Storage Area Networks (SAN) and Network Attached Storages (NAS)|
|Stacking||Combination of hardware components||Stacked switches|
|City ||Cities in a Country|
|Power distribution unit ||Power Distribution Units (PDU) for power supply|
|Supernet||Combination of subnets; see Layer 3-Net|
|Switch Chassis||Housing for modular switches; see Switch|
|System service ||Services, daemons and applications which are executed on servers||Apache webserver, i-doit, PHP|
|Phone ||Analog or ISDN telephones|
|*Telephone* system ||Telephone systems|
|*Uninterruptible power supply*||Uninterruptible power supplies (UPS)|
|Amplifier ||Active components for amplifying signals etc.|
|Distribution box ||For power supply; see Cable|
|Contract ||Maintenance contracts etc.|
|Virtual client||Virtual desktops; see Virtual host|
|Virtual host||Host systems for virtual machines; see Virtual Maschine and Virtual client|
|Virtual Maschine||Virtual machines (VM); see Virtual Host|
|VoIP telephone ||SIP capable telephones|
|VRRP/HSRP Cluster||Highly available routers which use VRRP, HSRP or CARP protocols|
|WAN ||External connections/ uplinks|
|Wireless Access Point||WLAN APs|
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 prefixSYSID_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.
Automatic Inventory numbers
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.
Position in 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 theCMDB explorerand also in the graphical representation of racks to make the display more transparent..
Object type group
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.
TheCustominformation 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 physicallocationfor further objects. Objects which are not supposed to serve as the physical location will not be shown in the location browser.
Each object relation 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 C__OBJTYPE__[NAME], while [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 categoryGeneral. 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.