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by IF4IT
Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:51 am
Forum: Configuration Management
Topic: Semantic Data Theory for CMDB Design?
Replies: 5
Views: 11345

Semantic Data Theory for CMDB Design?

Hi, We're using Semantic Data Theory and Semantic Data Modeling concepts to design and build a very light-weight and low cost implementation of a CMDB that rapidly renders itself as a fully functional and highly organized web-site with advanced visualization features (trees/graphs/charts/etc.). The ...
by IF4IT
Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Configuration Management
Topic: CMDB - Status options for Software CI's
Replies: 11
Views: 16978

Hi UKV, Please find my responses, below... That would not be an attribute of the software / application. Instead, if the DB is a relational database, the system that has the software installed would refer back to the software / application. I understand that in the CMDB you would want to tie the sof...
by IF4IT
Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: Configuration Management
Topic: CMS/CMDB from scratch
Replies: 19
Views: 23814

Hi Diarmid, Kindly find my responses, below... IF4IT, Good configuration management is usually a function of great data governance the word great in this statement marks it out as some kind of "sales" or "inspiration" talk and robs the sentence of anything tangible it might have had. I believe it is...
by IF4IT
Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:49 am
Forum: Configuration Management
Topic: CMDB - Status options for Software CI's
Replies: 11
Views: 16978

Re: CMDB - Status options for Software CI's

CMDB - Status options for Software CI's -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, I've done some work around classes,status etc on Configuration Items for my CMDB. It's all pretty straight forward with the Hardware statuses (Stock, Production decommissione...
by IF4IT
Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: Configuration Management
Topic: CMS/CMDB from scratch
Replies: 19
Views: 23814

Evangelism? Proselytization? That would explain terms like "great" and "truth" where there seemed little need for them. Hello Diarmid, Proselytization? I assure you that I'm not out to change your faith about ITIL. As I wrote in my response to John, there are many good things in ITIL. Why ignore th...
by IF4IT
Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:08 am
Forum: Configuration Management
Topic: CMS/CMDB from scratch
Replies: 19
Views: 23814

UKVIKING wrote:Then why are you at an ITIL Discussion site?
Probably for the same reasons you're here, John... 1) To help others, and 2) to learn from others.

My Best
by IF4IT
Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Configuration Management
Topic: CMS/CMDB from scratch
Replies: 19
Views: 23814

Hi John, Kindly find my responses, below... Comment about the orignal Post The original poster assumes that building the CMDB will complete the action of Configuration management. He is obviously not familar with IT Service Management nor with the concepts of putting in a Configuration mgmt process ...
by IF4IT
Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: Configuration Management
Topic: CMS/CMDB from scratch
Replies: 19
Views: 23814

Hello UKVIKING, Please find my responses, below... IF4IT A CMDB is the tool. The process should be the first point The Configuration Management process and how it fits with the rest of the processes is the primary concern Any useful or useless idiot can build a relational database - which all a CMDB...
by IF4IT
Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: Configuration Management
Topic: Reference Model for an IT System?
Replies: 5
Views: 11190

Re: Reference Model for an IT System?

Can anyone provide a good resource for a reference model/template for implementing an "IT System" within the CMDB, based on best practices. We have found a lot of reference material on mapping services down to IT Systems, but can't seem to find a comprehensive model/scheme for IT Systems. Thanks Hi...
by IF4IT
Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:45 am
Forum: Configuration Management
Topic: CMS/CMDB from scratch
Replies: 19
Views: 23814

Hello Diarmid, Please find my responses to your points, below... Purpose, policy, objectives and process have to come before building a CMDB if you want to have firm foundations and not be wasting time and money. It is helpful to emphasise that. I completely agree with this statement. You'll notice ...
by IF4IT
Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: Configuration Management
Topic: CMS/CMDB from scratch
Replies: 19
Views: 23814

Apologies for the Double Post

I wanted to apologize for the double post. I just realized that my first post, which I though had been deleted, seems to be restored. The second post was an attempt to reconstruct my first response. Sorry for any inconvenience.

My Best
by IF4IT
Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: Configuration Management
Topic: CMS/CMDB from scratch
Replies: 19
Views: 23814

IF4IT Why do not answer the response from Diarmid or post something useful rather than spout so sort of advertising post in the thread Both your answers are not really answers but more like a bullet list of accomplishments that you are touting Hi UKVIKING, I believe his question was: "I would like ...
by IF4IT
Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: Configuration Management
Topic: CMS/CMDB from scratch
Replies: 19
Views: 23814

Re: CMS/CMDB from scratch

Hi Everyone! I am new to the forum and I am learning a lot. So here is my question, I am starting a CMS/CMDB from scratch for a huge city. We are waiting for HP SM9.3 to be implemented by the end of the year. Right now I am tasked to implement an interim Comfiguration Management process. Currently ...
by IF4IT
Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: Configuration Management
Topic: Difference between Asset and CI
Replies: 13
Views: 24344

Re: Difference between Asset and CI

What is the difference between an Asset and a CI ? Hi Steve, An "Asset" is something that has intrinsic value to a person or an enterprise. A "Configuration Item" is an Entity or Thing that you wish to track, that is important to a Configuration. An Asset is almost always a Configuration Item but a...
by IF4IT
Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Configuration Management
Topic: CMS/CMDB from scratch
Replies: 19
Views: 23814

Re: CMS/CMDB from scratch

Hi Everyone! I am new to the forum and I am learning a lot. So here is my question, I am starting a CMS/CMDB from scratch for a huge city. We are waiting for HP SM9.3 to be implemented by the end of the year. Right now I am tasked to implement an interim Comfiguration Management process. Currently ...