In ITIL terminology, configuration items (CI) are components of an infrastructure that currently is, or soon will be under configuration management. CIs may be a single module such as a monitor or tape drive, or more complex items, such as a complete system.
Similarly, it is asked, what is a CMS in ITIL?
Definition: The Configuration Management System (CMS) is a set of tools and data that is used for collecting, storing, managing, updating, analyzing and presenting data about all configuration items and their relationships. A CMS may manage more than one physical Configuration Management Databases (CMDB).
What is a CI in the CMDB?
A configuration management database (CMDB) is a data repository that acts as a data warehouse or inventory for information technology (IT) installations. It holds data relating to a collection of IT assets (commonly referred to as configuration items (CI)), as well as to descriptive relationships between such assets.
What is configuration management as per ITIL?
Configuration Management (CM) is an Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) version 2 and an IT Service Management (ITSM) process that tracks all of the individual Configuration Items (CI) in an IT system which may be as simple as a single server, or as complex as the entire IT department.