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Networking, Contacts Database, Reading Dependencies
The Dependencies section in Contacts Database is useful for discovering how the health of a router, switch, network, system or service may affect the health of another model.
Many models are dependent upon one another, and while some relationships are obvious, most others are not. The sections and fields in Contacts Database allow us to display these models, and the nature of their relationships.
If an model "NEEDS" another model that is down/degraded then it too will be down/degraded even if intermapper indicates that its up. If a model is "NEEDED-BY" another model then this shows you what models will be down/degraded if indeed the model is down/degraded.