Join Mark Thomas for an in-depth discussion in this video Definitive Media Library, part of Cert Prep: ITIL Foundations.
- Okay, we're still in the process service asset and configuration management. Some of the things that we've covered are the overall scope and how we can use the process, we talked about configuration items, we talked about assets and we talked about relationships and attributes of those and how we physically store that information in a CMBD and we federate those into a CMS okay? A lot of acronyms here, by the way that's part of what we call the SCMS. What do we do about software assets, media assets? Would those be part of the whole process too? Absolutely.
And so we need to have a secure way in which we can store and manage our media assets that we have okay? And what we have is what's called the DML of the definitive media library for that. I remember the old days we used to store stuff in drawers and closets and everywhere else, all the media and I know that you have had situations where you've had software actually walk off before and you had to go buy new software or create new software cause you've misplaced or lost that.
This really kind of provides that secure location where we store that media. So, it's a secured library that holds and protects the definitive authorized version of media CI. So I like to think of it like this: If it comes in a shrink wrap box, it goes into the DML. That's kind of, you know, kind of a way of putting it. That's either purchased or internally developed software that we might have too, so it includes the master copies of commercial, stuff we purchased and proprietary software, includes the licensing, includes the documentation that comes specifically with that software, because remember this is an asset as well, which is why we are talking about it as a part of this whole configuration management system.
It could have one or more libraries of storage, we could have a physical location where we store, we could have a logical location for software that might be internally developed. Separate from development, test or live file stores we might have, but think about this: What processes actually need and use software? Well, release and deployment management, they're doing the build test and deliver. Now don't confuse this with the service asset and configuration management, their role in this, SACM actually controls access to this thing called the definitive media library, but release and deployment management really uses this as the foundation for how changes are deployed.
Some other things I want to make sure, there should be another are you may have out there called the definitive spares which essentially is the same thing for hardware spares that you might have out there. But remember, the definitive media library is the secured library for definitive, authorized versions of all media CI, it's where they are stored and protected in the DML okay? So, if we go back and take a look at the CMS, this whole picture, we also have this thing called the definitive media library, that's specifically focused on those media CIs.
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Skill Level Advanced
Qualification scheme3m 51s
1. Service Life Cycle
2. Service Management as a Practice
3. Key Principles, Models, and Concepts
4. Life-Cycle Phases
5. Life-Cycle Processes: Part One
6. Life-Cycle Processes: Part Two
7. Service-Management Functions
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