Listing related (<related_instance>) subscribers, members, or applications is not practical because there are too many of them, elements can be listed in separate input files that are referenced in the service.data.template file. For example:
BusinessProcess bProcess1 serves bProcess2 bProcess3 bProcess4
is the same as:
BusinessProcess bProcess1 serves file://C:/mydir/myfile
where C:/mydir/myfile consists of three lines:
bProcess2 bProcess3 bProcess4
Input files must be specified in the service.data.template file.
Each element in an input file must use the <class_name>::<instance> syntax with one entry per line. Similar to the service.data.template file, Business Impact Manager assumes that elements in the input file for an Offering Type having a subscribers relationship keyword are ServiceSubscriber elements.
When members are specified, the elements must already exist in the topology so that the relevant relationship keyword can be established with the requested element. Otherwise, such items will be ignored.