Assets, FunctionalEntities, ConnectionEndpoints, and ConnectionConfigurationSets provide general health status and diagnostic conditions. This health status is aggregated from child objects to parent objects (e.g., from ConnectionEndpoints to the FunctionalEntity, from FunctionalEntities to the AutomationComponent, or from ConnectionConfigurationSets to the ConnectionManager).

The aggregated health status allows a Client to easily detect whether diagnostic conditions are present somewhere in the Information Model. If the aggregated health status is “good”, a Client does not have to check other Objects in the tree. If a status other than “good” is reported, aggregated health status indicates the area (e.g., Assets) which needs more investigation.