Implementing ITIL Configuration Management (paperback) (IBM Press)

By Larry Klosterboer

Sensible, Real-World ITIL Configuration Management—From begin to end


The IT Infrastructure Library® (ITIL) locations the “best practices” in IT operations at your command. ITIL is helping you are making larger know-how offerings, manages IT extra successfully, and drives better enterprise worth from all of your IT investments. The middle of ITIL is configuration administration: the self-discipline of deciding on, monitoring, and controlling your IT environment’s diversified elements to achieve exact and well timed details for higher decision-making.


Now, there’s a realistic, start-to-finish consultant to ITIL configuration administration for each IT chief, supervisor, and practitioner. ITIL-certified architect and ideas supplier Larry Klosterboer is helping you determine a transparent roadmap for fulfillment, customise general methods for your detailed wishes, and stay away from the pitfalls that stand on your way.


You’ll how you can plan your implementation, set up instruments and approaches, administer ongoing configuration administration projects, refine ITIL details, and leverage it for aggressive virtue. all through, Klosterboer demystifies ITIL’s jargon, illuminates each one strategy with real-world suggestion and examples, and is helping you concentrate on the explicit strategies that provide greatest enterprise worth on your environment.


Coverage includes

  • Assessing your present configuration administration adulthood and atmosphere targets for development
  • Gathering and coping with necessities to align ITIL with organizational wishes
  • Describing the schema of your configuration administration database (CMDB)
  • Identifying, shooting, and organizing configuration information
  • Choosing the easiest instruments on your requisites
  • Integrating information and procedures to create a unified logical CMDB and configuration administration provider
  • Implementing pilot initiatives to illustrate the worth of configuration administration and to check your planning
  • Moving from a pilot to wide-scale firm deployment
  • Defining roles for deployment and ongoing staffing
  • Leveraging configuration administration info: Reporting and past
  • Measuring and enhancing CMDB information accuracy
Covers ITIL model 3.

Preface xvii

Acknowledgments xxi

About the writer xxiii


Chapter 1: evaluate of Configuration administration 1

Part I: making plans for Configuration administration 17

Chapter 2: collecting and studying requisites 19

Chapter three: deciding on Scope, Span, and Granularity 37

Chapter four: Customizing the Configuration administration approach 55

Chapter five: making plans for information inhabitants 67

Chapter 6: placing jointly an invaluable venture Plan 85

Part II: enforcing Configuration administration 97

Chapter 7: selecting the best instruments 99

Chapter eight: imposing the method 117

Chapter nine: Populating the Configuration administration Database 127

Chapter 10: identifying and operating a Pilot software 137

Chapter eleven: communique and firm Roll Out 149

Part III: working a good Configuration administration approach 161

Chapter 12: construction a Configuration administration crew 163

Chapter thirteen: the various makes use of for Configuration details 179

Chapter 14: Measuring and bettering CMDB Accuracy 193

Chapter 15: enhancing the enterprise worth of Configuration administration 207


Index 217

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