Patent Number: 7,822,785

Title: Methods and apparatus for composite configuration item management in configuration management database

Abstract: Methods and apparatus of managing a CMDB are provided. At least one composite CI is utilized in the CMDB. The at least one composite CI is represented as a graph of navigable relationships between one or more supporting elements in accordance with a template. The one or more supporting elements comprise at least a root element of the composite CI.

Inventors: Ayachitula; Naga A. (Elmsford, NY), Garimella; Krishna S. (San Jose, CA), Or; Yan (San Francisco, CA), Shwartz; Larisa (Scarsdale, NY), Surendra; Maheswaran (Croton-On-Hudson, NY)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 17/30 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00