IBM Tivoli Change and Configuration Management Database (CCMDB) V7.2.1 Implementation Guide

An IBM Redbooks publication

Abstract

The IBM® Tivoli® Change and Configuration Management Database (CCMDB) is one of the key components of the IBM Service Management (ISM) strategy. It is the foundation for automating and supporting change and configuration management processes as described by the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL®). These process solutions provide best practice implementations of processes based not only on ITIL, but on the IBM Process Reference Model for IT™ and other standards as well.

This IBM Redbooks® publication provides information that can be used by clients, partners, or IBM field personnel who are looking to engage in an effort to implement change and configuration management processes in an enterprise environment utilizing the IBM Tivoli Change and Configuration Management Database (CCMDB) V 7.2.1 product. It covers the new features available with CCMDB V7.2 and CCMDB V7.2.1, as well as details about the underlying components of the product and utilizing the product to support robust IT processes such as change and configuration management. It also focuses on the details of the data model, process engine, and the Change and Configuration
management Process Management Programs (PMPs).

This book provides a reference for IT Specialists and IT Architects working with the CCMDB V7.2.1 product.

Table of contents

Part 1. Introduction to CCMDB V7.2.1 and its components
Chapter 1. IBM Tivoli Change and Configuration Management Database overview and architecture
Part 2. Process Layer
Chapter 2. Process flow technology
Chapter 3. Process Managers
Chapter 4. Customizing Change process in IBM Tivoli Change and Configuration Management Database
Part 3. Data Layer
Chapter 5. Configuration item hierarchy
Chapter 6. CI space development
Chapter 7. Importing configuration items
Chapter 8. CI promotion
Chapter 9. Implementing federation
Part 4. Miscellaneous CCMDB topics
Chapter 10. Virtualization support in CCMDB
Chapter 11. Launch In Context
Chapter 12. CCMDB performance tuning
Appendix A. A primer on Deployer's Workbench