MNJ Software automatically builds, organizes, and maintains a central inventory
of all application components organized by the component’s business function—not
just the directory structures. You can instantly view and access application
components across projects, locations, and diverse environments in tandem with
multiple projects with multiple teams.
This way you can always get “up-to-the-minute” information about the status of
any application, any project, or any object across the inventory. MNJ’s central inventory management system also operates as a services
metadata registry. Optimized for SOA, the registry allows you to easily navigate
to and instantly access all services. Armed with the ability to define,
automate, and enforce access rules and development processes, you now have a
powerful means to meet business deliverables.
According to ITIL(IT Infrastructure Library), the goal of Configuration
Management is to provide a logical model of the IT infrastructure by
identifying, controlling, maintaining and verifying the versions of all
Configuration Items (CIs) in existence. Configuration Management is at the core
of effective IT Service Management. More than a simple registry of physical
assets, it includes documentation, service level agreements, service catalogs,
warranties and knowledge.
A CMDB (Configuration Management Database) is a repository for information about
an organization's IT assets and services and their relationships. It provides a
single source of data that can be referenced and shared by other IT Service
The quality of data within the CMDB affects the efficiency of the ITIL strategy,
as all processes utilize and feed into Configuration Management. IT Managers can
use configuration data to improve performance, by adapting to and anticipating
changing business needs while ensuring availability and security of the IT
The Configuration Management process within Infra maintains information about
each CI and its relationship with other CIs and services within the CMDB.
The CMDB module in Infra is defined by creating services - Internet, email,
application support etc., that are linked to other entities (for example, the
customers who use the services, the configuration items that provide the
infrastructure for the services, or the contracts that cover the services).
These linkages make it easy to view and understand the relationships between
items that impact and rely on services.
Infra's integration platform ensures that the CMDB is kept up to date with
details of all network changes, based upon information sourced from any number
of network discovery tools. For example, an organization can use Infra to source
PC and server information from Microsoft System Management Server (SMS) while
also sourcing information on release packages from ManageSoft; this is for the
complete and seamless integration of all existing data directly into the CMDB.
The fully extensible integration platform means that organizations can build
upon and benefit from their existing IT infrastructure, rather than having to
replace existing tools simply to support the maintenance of the CMDB.