Managed version control involves a Change Management process, where any proposed changes can be assessed and approved before they become the new current version. To facilitate this, you create a future version of a CI, so that when the change has been approved, it becomes the current version.
Any CIs that are imported use only automatic version control. You cannot use managed version control for these items.
Creating a future version
To create a future version of a configuration item:
In Configuration Management, open the required CI.
On the Versions tab, select the item, then on the Actions list, click Create Future Version. The selected CI window appears.
Make the required changes, then click OK. The future version appears on the Versions tab.
Setting the current version
When a change has been made to a CI, and all relevant tests have been carried out, you can then specify which version is the current version.
To set the current version using the CI Management component:
Open the required CI.
On the Versions tab, select the required CI, then on the Actions list, click Make Current Version. You are asked to confirm that you want to make this the current version.
Click OK. The Status column in the Versions tab updates.
This action is not available if the future version was created using a Change. You need to commit the CI within the Change in order to set the current version in this case.