Talk:Configuration item

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There are many broken links in this page. Suggest updating, or removing URL reference. Iamthezio (talk) 14:45, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

This page is software-specific. Is that right? m.e. 10:43, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

Should this page also mention what is meant by Configuration Items in an ITIL/CMDB context? --Pete 08:40, 17 October 2006 (UTC)

End items[edit]

Is a configuration item in any way related in concept to an end item, from the world of bill of materials? (talk) 22:16, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

"coalface" (used in the fourth paragraph) is an idiom that I wasn't familiar with and had to look up. Could "an individual at the coalface of implementation" perhaps be replaced by "an individual responsible for implementation", making it somewhat simpler and easier to understand? (talk) 13:44, 12 October 2010 (UTC) Ed Denham —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:38, 12 October 2010 (UTC)


People can be configuration items? I have never heard of such a use of the term, and I challenge its validity. Can someone justify this? (talk) 14:30, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

While I can't give you a yea or nay, I suspect that in a HR organizational sense, people can be organized in such a way that they can be considered "configuration items". (talk) 23:57, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

You are correct. People are not Configuration Items. ITIL is about "people, process, and technology". CIs apply to the technology. People manipulate the technology using the defined processes. Also see EIA-649-B Configuration Management Standard, which defines a Configuration Item as "An aggregation of hardware, software, firmware or any discrete portion thereof that satisfies an end use function, and is designated for separate configuration management (i.e., it has specified requirements, and is an item to which the effectivity of changes is addressed). See GEIA-HB-649, Annex 9, for a full discussion on configuration items." I will update this page to correct this definition. Bennopia (talk) 00:42, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

Circular definition[edit]

This is a circular definition, therefore next to useless. It would be useless if it did not provide any context. Leandro GFC Dutra (talk) 17:50, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

Article is mostly incorrect information[edit]

This article appears to be based off one user's misunderstanding of one company's implementation of configuration management.

Please see SAE document EIA-649B "Configuration Management Standard" for a guide aimed specifically towards manufacturing, which this Wikipedia article claims is impossible.

From the article: "CIs cannot be used in manufacturing sectors as it doesn't have any scope to include such configurations." — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:31, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

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