Configuration Management Database (CMDB

The Configuration Management Database (CMDB) is the authoriotative store for information about the IT assets (Configuration Items) of an organisation and the relationships between those items.  Details of structure and the information stored will vary from organisation to organisation.  The goal of the CMDB is to support the identification of assets for day-to-day issue and problem management, support identification of dependancies and single points of failure and support the change management process by identifying which services will be identified by a change and the type and degree of impact.