Top Configuration Management Databases
A configuration management database (CMDB) is a repository of
information related to the various components of an information system
detailing an organisation's IT services and the relationships between
those components. The purpose of a CMDB is to catalog and track all of
the information that an IT department needs to keep.
The term CMDB stems from the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
best practices which include specifications for configuration
management. These specifications detail four main tasks of
configuration management. These consist of the identification of
configuration items to be included in the CMDB, control of data, status
maintenance, and verification (from audits and reviews of the
data). The processes of configuration management seek to specify,
control, and track configuration items and any changes made to them
in a comprehensive and systematic fashion.
The purpose of this article is to identify proficient
management databases. Each software featured in this article is
released under an open source license.
Now, let's explore the 6 configuration management databases at
hand. For each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full
description with an in-depth analysis of its features, a screenshot of
the software in action, together with links to relevant resources and
||Complete ITIL web based service management tool
based IT documentation and Configuration Management Database
||Application, server and network management platform
and application monitoring tool that extends the capabilities of Nagios
Nagios configuration and NMAP discovery tools to populate the database
a custom database of assets and design related
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