Configuration Management

CMDBuild – configuration management software

CMDBuild is an open source web application designed to model and manage a custom database of assets and design related workflow processes. The purpose of this software is to enable operators to have full control of the assets, knowing their composition, location, functional relations and the changes over time.

CMDBuild allows you to design ITIL compliant workflows. Through a SOAP webservice CMDBuild makes available the data stored in CMDB and their operation methods; using the standard portlet JRS guarantees interoperability with applications such as “Portal”.

CMDBuild includes an administration module dedicated to data model configuration and definition of users and permissions, and a management module dedicated to updating and querying of data, to the execution of processes and reporting.

Features include:

  • Administration Module:
    • classes definition (ie new object types).
    • class attributes creation.
    • relationships definition (“domains”).
    • lists of values (“lookup”) management.
    • roles and authorizations for single class definition.
    • group-based navigation menus.
    • report and workflow process import.
    • external data interchange (through connectors configuration).
    • cartography configuration.
    • options and preferences definition.
  • Data Management Module:
    • Card data management:
      • filter cards with advanced search utility and relation criteria.
      • create and edit cards data.
      • create and edit relations between cards.
      • view history of card data updates and relations.
      • add attachments to cards.
      • view cartography.
  • Workflow management:
    • launch process.
    • view process state.
  • Report:
    • launch simple tabulated reports.
    • launch complex reports created using external editor and then imported.
  • Virtual table (views) definition and consultation.
  • Utility functions:
    • massive card data editing.
    • password editing.
  • Daemon to sync data with external databases; useful, for instance, to update assets from Automatic Inventory Systems.
  • Web service to interact with CDMBuild using external applications.
  • Internationalization support: Available languages: English, Italian, Spanish, French, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Serbian, and Dutch.

Support: Documentation
Developer: Tecnoteca
License: GNU General Public License v2.0


CMDBuild is written in JavaScript and Java. Learn JavaScript with our recommended free books and free tutorials. Learn Java with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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