Configuration Management is a crucial part of any IT environment. Configuration management helps to ensure that all changes in your IT environment are documented and tracked. Configuration Management also ensures that the system stays up-to-date with current policies, standards, and regulations. Configuration management is essential for many reasons:
1) Configuration Management provides an audit trail for change control.
2) Configuration management helps maintain regulatory compliance by providing an inventory of software licenses and updates installed on each server or workstation.
3) Configuration Management allows you to take snapshots of servers or workstations at specific points in time, so if something untoward happens, you can always revert to the last known good configuration. This will help minimize downtime while ensuring that your systems are not vulnerable to security risks. Configuration management also helps speed up the process of change control and regression testing when a new release is being prepared.
Configuration Management is an integral tool for every organization to ensure that their business-critical servers and workstations are up-to-date, secure, compliant with the latest software licenses and operating systems.