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Configuration Management

Auditing for configuration management

Keeping track of changes is a critical functionality in every configuration management system. Not only for operational reasons, but also because there are legal requirements like SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley Act) that require it. This article looks at different approaches to handle things.

My first experience with configuration management

It is the “early” experiences that often shape us. My first encounter with configuration management was, shall we say, challenging. It is the reason why I have spent so much time on this topic, which is only growing in importance with the Cloud.

Global values in configuration management

Global values are a common approach to address the requirement of sharing configuration across applications. But there are caveats and in some cases it is downright wrong. This article looks at the conceptual as well as the implementation side with a focus on webMethods Integration Server packages. Most aspects apply equally to other types of applications, however.