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Revision as of 16:28, 7 November 2008

Reconciliation Taxonomy

The reconciliation taxonomy defines a basic set of resource types and the properties typically used to identify instances of each resource type. The purpose of the taxonomy is to describe enough information about a resource (e.g., a computer system) to determine whether two management data repositories have data about the same resource, even given that each repository uses a different data model. For example, some identifying properties about a computer system are manufacturer, model, serial number, system board UUID, and primary MAC address. Such a taxonomy could be used in different contexts, including implementations of the CMDB Federation specification and launch in context scenarios.

The use of a reconciliation taxonomy is a compromise between trying to get the entire IT industry to adopt a single data model (considered to be impractical) and defining no common data at all, which would require a bespoke model mapping for each pairwise integration of management data repositories.

Change History

Name: Date: Revised Sections:
Mark Johnson 11/7/2008
  • Initial version

Terminologies/Acronyms

The terminologies/acronyms below are commonly used throughout this document. The list below defines each term regarding how it is used in this document: note to MJ: change this however you like, I included as an example

Term Definition
CMDB configuration management database
CMDBf CMDB Federation is a specification for federating data between management data repositories, including CMDBs
MDR management data repository

Purpose

Development Process

to MJ: I can fill in some of this if you like since I can include the parts that are fixed due to the Eclipse process

I can also provide info as to where to find it in CVS

Open Issues/Questions