SoftwareA operating system installed on a particular machine can be considered a CI.
Software ComponentsA particular tool offered by an operating system.
HardwareA physical machine.
FileA file such as a configuration file.
APIA technical interface such as an API.
IntegrationTransactions, batch jobs, services or interfaces that integration data or processes.
ServiceA service such as an payment service offered to customers or a technology service offered to internal business users.
InfrastructureInfrastructure services or components such as backup power at a data center.
FacilitiesLocations such as offices or data centers.
DataData collections and structures such as a database.
MetadataMetadata such as a database schema.
|Overview: Configuration Item
Identifiable entities that can be changed independently.
Definition (ITIL v3)
Any component that needs to be managed in order to deliver an IT Service.
Service ManagementConfiguration Management