[resources, glossary, cmdb]



    What is a CMDB?

    A configuration management database (CMDB) is a database that contains all of the relevant information about the software and hardware assets used throughout an organization’s IT services. The CMDB also shows the relationship between these components to provide an organized and accurate view of configuration data.

    What type of information is stored in a CMDB?

    CMDBs store information about hardware and software assets, which are commonly referred to as configuration items. A CMDB looks at IT assets from an operational perspective and helps organizations understand their critical assets, track configurations, and map dependencies. In the event of IT outages or security incidents, CMDBs are used to assess the full scope of the event. 

    It’s critical to ensure your CMDB is up-to-date and accurate, but CMDB maintenance can feel complicated. Watch this on-demand webinar to learn the top five CMDB challenges and how teams have solved them.