Create Servers

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A Server is typically used in iTop to document a physical server machine. The Server object documents asset management information, physical characteristics and operational informations (contracts and services). A Server can be related to software components, contacts and documents. More relationships can be added to Servers by other modules like the module “Advanced Storage”.

Server Properties

Name Type Mandatory?
Name Alphanumeric string Yes
Organization Foreign key to a(n) Organization Yes
Status Possible values: implementation, obsolete, production, stock No
Business criticity Possible values: high, low, medium No
Location Foreign key to a(n) Location No
Rack Foreign key to a(n) Rack No
Enclosure Foreign key to a(n) Enclosure No
Brand Foreign key to a(n) Brand No
Model Foreign key to a(n) Model No
OS family Foreign key to a(n) OS Family No
OS version Foreign key to a(n) OS Version No
Management IP IP Address No
OS licence Foreign key to a(n) OS Licence No
CPU Alphanumeric string No
RAM Alphanumeric string No
Rack units Numeric value (could be negative) No
Serial number Alphanumeric string No
Asset number Alphanumeric string No
Move to production date Date (year-month-day) No
Purchase date Date (year-month-day) No
End of warranty Date (year-month-day) No
PowerA source Foreign key to a(n) Power Connection No
PowerB source Foreign key to a(n) Power Connection No
Description Multiline character string No


Tab Description
Softwares All the softwares installed on this configuration item
Contacts All the contacts for this configuration item
Documents All the documents linked to this configuration item
Tickets All the tickets for this configuration item
Network interfaces All the physical network interfaces
FC ports All the fiber channel interfaces for this device
Network devices All network devices connected to this device
SANs All the SAN switches connected to this device
Logical volumes All the logical volumes connected to this server
Provider contracts All the provider contracts for this configuration item
Services All the services impacted by this configuration item

Creating a new Server

Click on the “New contact” menu:

Then select “Server” in the form below:

And click “Apply” to display the Server creation form:


  • Impacts: a Server impacts all the software instances running on it, as well as hypervisors. A Server is also considered as impacting any Application Solution it belongs to.

  • Depends on: a Server is considered as depending on the Logical Volumes, SAN Switches and the Network Devices it is connected to. If the Server is located in an Enclosure, it is considered as depending on it.

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