Traditionally the only way components were related, was if they were grouped in the component/sub-component configuration. StatusCast now lets you link components to each-other, creating a one to many relationship, that will revolutionize how incidents are created and related to components.
To create a component link you will need to sign into your admin portal account, and navigate to the Components section. To create links click Edit on an existing component:
Under the Component Link drop down select the component that you want to influence the one you are editing, and then click Submit.
Now when you create an incident that affects the primary component, all of the components that you have linked to it will become affected as well.
Note that linking components is a one to many relationship, so once you have a component(lets call it 'Secondary') and you link it to another(call it 'Primary') you cannot have something else linked to Secondary. You can have multiple components linked to Primary though.
Linking components is a great way to create a simplified and smarter incident management workflow. If a single component in it's real life function affects several others then you no longer have to worry about selecting multiple components at once, let StatusCast do that for you.