In IT management, all IT resources are referred to as configuration items (CI). The term configuration is somewhat misleading. In this context, it refers to the inventory and the mutual dependencies of the managed objects.
The construction of a CMDB can be very lengthy and time-consuming, depending on the respective requirements. It is therefore advisable to use a flexible CMDBwhich enables the recording of individual CIs and their relationships and dependencies and which can be extended step by step and individually if necessary.