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Disruptive Technology Drives Need for Configuration Management … As I read the article, I couldn’t help but to think of the several presentations I have delivered with and without Glenn O’Donnell, co-author of my book The CMDB Imperative, that speak to how “disruptive events” or “accelerants” drive the need for Configuration Management and a Configuration
This webinar was originally delivered December 08, 2010
You can move forward even if you don’t want a complete CMDB/CMS Once you have identified what foundational data sources you have available to work with, you should put together a separate initiative that targets their clean up and consolidating; retiring duplicate or no longer necessary sources. Even if you don’t move forward with a
Without a full understanding of where you stand or what will deliver value to your organization, you are very likely to fail because you may have solved the wrong problem or provided a solution to a problem that did not exist.
ITIL V3 incorporates emerging best practices for a Configuration Management System (CMS) modeled upon a federated set of Configuration Management Databases (CMDB). For most IT shops that may seem a very daunting obstacle to surmount. But, by looking beyond the task at hand, we can find guidance in several places – including architectural systems, automotive designers, and even mountain-climbing expeditions.
There are various topics for which this discussion regularly comes up, however the arguments for and against do not drastically change. In regards to the Configuration Management System (CMS) or CMDB, the topics tend to be with respect to; Initial Population Regular Updates Verification of updates Periodic Audit of system
The CMDB and CMS are widely misunderstood and the use of Auto-discovery in their solutions are even more so. In order to deliver a sound long lasting solution, all CMS implementations will need to use some level of Auto-Discovery in the future.
ITIL practitioners hate the term CMDB. We hate it because it connotes an incorrect perception about how the CMDB should be built and used. Of course, this begs the question of why we chose to write a book about something we hate. We love the concept, we just hate the name.
This blog entry was originally posted on: The Imperative Blog Hi folks, In one of my Twitter exchanges, someone asked for a list of Open Source ITSM solutions. What I had available was a list I gathered over the years that targeted CMDB versus general ITSM. I can’t speak to how good/bad these sites are