The release manager can create a build configuration item that defines the software and version that a build consists of by performing the following steps. Once a build is created, it is normally added to the release package of a release record.

To create a build configuration item

  1. In the Service Manager console, click Configuration Items.

  2. In the Configuration Items pane, expand Configuration Items, and then click Builds.

  3. In the Tasks pane, under Builds, click Create Build.

  4. On the General tab in the form, follow these steps:

    1. In the Title box, type a name for the build. For example, for the build that will be used to deploy the new HRWeb software, type HRWeb July 2011.

    2. In the Version box, type a version number or other designation. For example, type 0.2.

    3. Click OK.

  5. On the Related Items tab, under Configuration Items: Computers, Services and People, click Add to associate a software configuration item and perform the following for each software item that you want to add:

    1. In the Select objects dialog box under Filter by class list, click the drop-down arrow and select Software Items.

    2. In the Available objects list, select the software configuration item that you want to associate to the build, click Add, and then click OK to close the Select objects dialog box.

  6. Click OK to close the build form.