Open source Configuration Management Database

  • Mon, 12/07/2015 - 15:37 by aatif

Open source Configuration Management Database

What Is CMDB

A configuration management database (CMDB) is an repository that consist of information, and hold the information system used in an organization's IT services and the relationships between these components. Components of an information system are referred to as configuration items (CI). In spite of the fact that vaults like CMDBs have been utilized by IT offices for a long time, the term CMDB comes from ITIL. A CMDB facilitates an organization recognize your human relationships concerning these kind of factors as well as track their setup.

There are many chimerical products that provide solution of configuration management database but these software are difficult to manage and not possible to customize these. Lets we see some of the open source configuration management database software solution which are easy to manage and allow customization facility.


OneCMDB is an open source small and medium sized businesses Configuration Management Database system. It is used to keep and track of assets, documents, hardware assets and their relations. It also comes with open APIs. It is excellent powerful and flexible configuration management engine for other service management software. It is easy to install and have user-specified data model that can be altered and enhanced without programming.

Features of OneCMDB

It can import and export network configuration information to and from NAGIOS Network Monitoring System.
Through auto-discovery of your network it can populate the database.
Take data from various external sources through a flexible import and transform mechanism.
Without writing line of code it create CMDB data model.
OneCMDB can be modify and redistribute.


Itop (IT Operations Portal) is an complete open source web based IT service management tool. It consist of all ITIL functionality, such like it provide the functionality of change management and service management, incident management, configuration management and problem Management. It used MySQL database and supported PHP language. It provide mass import tools and web services.

Feartues OF Itop

It is designed to manage the complexity of shared infrastructures.
It is standalone solution closely in line with your operations.
It provide fully configurable configuration management database.
Provide helpDesk and incident management facility.
Change management and configuration management.
Automatic impact analysis and CSV import tool for all data.


CMDBuild is an open source configuration and management application to model and manage a database containing assets. It comes with configurable web based applications. It can be used manage any type of asset management system. It provide integration support to extend the usability of the tool. CMDBuild supports the management of hardware devices software and others. It consist of the open source engine Together Workflow Server (TWS) for the collaborative management of IT processes.

Features of CMDBuild

It is flexible and expandable gradually.
It is a central management module and interoperable with databases and external applications.
It uses only open source components.
It provides a generic workflow engine to model processes case-by-case.