Containment Relationships

Containment is a special kind of relationship that must observe special rules, and is used to name managed object instances All relationships used for naming are containment, but not all containment relationships are used for naming. Every containment relationship is by nature hierarchical - managed object instances are contained in other instances which may in turn be contained in other instances. This characteristic does not necessarily apply to other relationships. Containment may be physical or logical, but may generally be described with the phrase ;SPM_quot;is-part-of;SPM_quot;. The following are examples of containment relationships A managed object contained in an object that is itself contained in a third object is considered to be contained in the third object. That is, containment relationships are transitive.