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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 10:08 pm    Post subject: CMDB Reply with quote


Can any one tell me, any one item (element), that's there in CMDB, but not in Asset Register?
I was asked this question in an interview.

Thanks & Regards,
Tarun Sachdeva.
Thanks & Regards,
Tarun Sachdeva,
ITIL Foundation Certified.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The quick and easy answer is the relationship between the Configuration Items - This will be in a CMDB, but will NOT appear in an asset register.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 8:39 pm    Post subject: CMDB vs CM Reply with quote

dear Ed,

Yes your are right , CMDB database contains all relevant details of each CI & details of the important relationships between CI’s , incidents,problems , known errors ,changes & relaeses. As per ITIL peopleware should also be included.
An Asset does not caupture the relationships & other details.

IS it true that
1) "A CMDB should be built on top of sound ITAM principles"
is this a rule.

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