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IT-components come ang go. They are planned, purchased, operated and eventually taken out of service. Bingo: This is about the life cycle management. This plays an important role in the IT-documentation, as it can be used to track the status a component has or should have. It should also be possible to archive and delete the IT-documentation itself.

Lifecycle of IT-components

The lifecycle of an IT-component is documented in the CMDB-status. The following CMD-status' are available with a fresh i-doit installation:

  • planned
  • ordered
  • delivered
  • assembled
  • tested
  • in operation
  • defect
  • inoperative
  • under repair
  • delivered from repair
  • stored
  • scrapped

The CMDB-status can be displayed as column in the object lists in order to see the target condition as fast as possible.

 

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Planning

By representing the lifecycle it is possible to use i-doit for planning. Whether there is an imminent big update or relocation - the IT-documentation is always present and offers valid statements.

 

Stet CMDB-status per object

To represent the complete lifecycle of an object, the CMDB-status attribute in the General category is used per object. Is a new object created, then it receives in operation as CMDB-status, if not explicitly set to a different status..

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Administrate CMDB-status

The adding, changing or deleting of a CMDB-status is done via Administration → CMDB settings → CMDB-status. Per CMDB-status the following information is needed:

 

 

  • Eindeutige Bezeichnung bzw. Sprachkonstante (zur Übersetzung)
  • Eindeutige Konstante (beispielsweise für die Nutzung der API hilfreich)
  • Farbe (wird in Objektlisten, der Allgemein-Kategorie, im CMDB-Explorer und an vielen anderen Stellen verwendet)