Configuration Management Database

Gain deeper insight into critical IT infrastructure and take full control over your IT Assets, services and resources with Configuration Management Database (CMDB)

Configuration Management Database

What is Alloy CMDB and
why is it important?  

Knowing your IT infrastructure is not enough. To make informed decisions, you need to understand the relationship between all components of your IT system and be able to track their relations in real-time. ITIL calls these IT components “configuration items” (CIs) and suggests to maintain the information about them in a Configuration Management Database (CMDB).

A CMDB stores not only the details of  your CIs, but also every detail about their physical and logical dependencies. This helps predict the scope and impact of changes and improve both the quality of your IT services and the performance of your IT infrastructure.

Discover IT assets and keep your CMDB up to date

  • Populate your CMDB automatically. Our comprehensive network discovery and inventory solution will tell you in minutes exactly what computers and hardware you have, how they are configured and connected, and who are the owners.
  • Integrate CMDB with cloud and virtual infrastructures, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and other major virtualization solutions, to automatically discover all IT assets in your dynamic and environment.
  • Keep all configuration data and internal relationships up to date through regular scans of your network inventory and automatic background updates.
  • Make your CMDB complete by adding items that cannot be auto-discovered, like non-networked equipment, facilities, and data center racks. You can simply import such data from CSV and Excel files, or from external systems.
Alloy automaticly discovering  IT Assets
Peaple are looking on Cis in Configuration Management Database

Organize a variety of CIs into a single, streamlined system

  • Build a single, service-aware system that keeps track of every item that relates to your IT services, and helps you assess the impact of service outages on the business.
  • Define the attributes of CMDB CIs to the level of detail that your planning, analytical, and operational needs require.
  • Create as many CI types, categories, and subcategories as needed to categorize your assets and reflect their variety.
  • Immediately access integrated CMDB data from other areas of Alloy ITSM and ITAM software. Gain insight into critical CIs and understand their impact on IT services when working on Service Desk tickets and requests, planning projects or purchases, or maintaining service levels.

Understand the relationships and dependencies between CIs

  • CMDB needs to be kept current. Automatically discover the relationships between computers, software products, and their owners.
  • Define the relationships between all IT- and non-IT configuration items, including both physical connections and logical dependencies, and reveal their impact on your IT services.
  • Leverage 30+ ready-to-use relationship types for different classes of CIs.
  • Create an unlimited number of custom relationships to reflect any unique physical or logical connections between your CIs and services.
complex relationships in cmdb
Screenshot of the realtionship in configuration management database

Visualize complex CMDB data and make informed IT decisions

  • Visualize the relationships and dependencies between infrastructure components and business services and gain decision-making power.
  • Provide your IT professionals with intuitive relationship maps that can be drilled down, filtered, and focused on specific CIs to view their impact on business operations and estimate the risks before making any changes.
  • Quickly assess the health of configuration items with a complete history of related incidents, and better plan IT activities impacting those CIs, whether directly or indirectly.
  • Keep your stakeholders informed with detailed reports containing accurate and up-to-date information about all configuration items, broken down by organization, location, type, owner, and other layers.