CMDB is dead

<p><a href="https://visibilityblogdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/cmdb2.jpg"><img data-attachment-id="336" data-permalink="https://thevisibilityblog.com/2011/09/13/cmdbs-considered-quite-painful-... data-orig-file="https://visibilityblogdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/cmdb2.jpg?w=584... data-orig-size="1018,488" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" data-image-title="CMDB2" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://visibilityblogdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/cmdb2.jpg?w=584... data-large-file="https://visibilityblogdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/cmdb2.jpg?w=584... class="alignnone size-full wp-image-336" alt="CMDB2" src="https://visibilityblogdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/cmdb2.jpg?w=584... width="584" height="279" srcset="https://visibilityblogdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/cmdb2.jpg?w=582... 582w, https://visibilityblogdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/cmdb2.jpg?w=150... 150w, https://visibilityblogdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/cmdb2.jpg?w=300... 300w, https://visibilityblogdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/cmdb2.jpg?w=768... 768w, https://visibilityblogdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/cmdb2.jpg 1018w" sizes="(max-width: 584px) 100vw, 584px" /></a></p>
<p><span style="font-weight:300;color:#333333;font-style:inherit;line-height:1.625;">We are being asked less and less about how to integrate a monitoring system with a CMDB. </span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight:300;color:#333333;font-style:inherit;line-height:1.625;">Main reason: in the past, people thought that building a full-fledged, galaxy-comprehending CMDB was kind of easy and even mandatory (blame ITIL). But nowadays, people are aware of the horror stories and more wary about using a CMDB beyond Asset Management (yes, CMDBs are great for that!). </span></p>
<p>Only exception: people who arrived late to the party, and still think that a CMDB as defined by ITIL is beneficial or even doable. (If you are among them, please read <a title="The IT Skeptic Looks at CMDB" href="http://www.amazon.com/Skeptic-Looks-at-CMDB/dp/095829691X/">this</a>, <a href="http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/itsmfn/issues/2011-08-31/7.html">thi..., <a title="CMDBs Considered Quite Painful for at least 95% of You" href="https://thevisibilityblog.com/2011/09/13/cmdbs-considered-quite-painful-..., and <a href="http://www.itskeptic.org/itil-cmdb-skeptic">this</a>).</p>
<p>By the way, the most popular post last year has been <a title="Gartner on CMDBs: Caterpillars or Butterflies?" href="https://thevisibilityblog.com/2011/07/21/gartner-on-cmdbs-caterpillars-o...“CMDBs: butterflies or caterpillars?”</a>. For a reason. And I am happy about it.</p>
<p>So what’s all the rage right now? Well, people went too fast from loving an all-encompassing Service Management solution (as proposed, and with sound reason, by ITILv3) to adore a tactical, scope-limited and still inside-out patch called APM. Again, APM tools, as CMDBs, are a good thing, if used properly. But they are not being used properly. I gave my two cents on it <a title="The problem with APM" href="https://thevisibilityblog.com/2012/12/06/the-problem-with-apm/">here</a>...
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Blog_URL: 
https://thevisibilityblog.com/2013/04/05/cmdb-is-dead/
Blog Date: 
Viernes, Abril 5, 2013
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