Configuration Item

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Entity within a configuration that satisfies an end use function and that can be uniquely identified at a given reference point. [ ISO/IEC 12207 ]

Other Definitions

Configuration Item [ ISO/IEC 19770
Item or aggregation of hardware or software or both that is designed to be managed as a single entity.
Configuration Item [ ISO/IEC 20000-1
Component of an infrastructure or an item which is, or will be, under the control of configuration management.
Configuration Item [ ISO/IEC/IEEE 24765
An aggregation of hardware, software, or both, that is designated for configuration management and treated as a single entity in the configuration management process.
Configuration Item [ ISO/IEC/IEEE 24765
Aggregation of work products that is designated for configuration management and treated as a single entity in the configuration management process.
Software Configuration Item [ ISO/IEC/IEEE 24765
A software entity that has been established as a configuration item.

Notes

  • Configuration items may vary widely in complexity, size and type, ranging from an entire system including all hardware, software and documentation, to a single module or a minor hardware component. [ ISO/IEC/IEEE 24765 ]
  • The SCI (Software Configuration Item) exists where functional allocations have been made that clearly distinguish equipment functions from software functions and where the software has been established as a configurable item. [ ISO/IEC/IEEE 24765 ]

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