Create a CMDB baseline

You can create a baseline for a CI to track updates to the CI over time.

About this task

Role required: ecmdb_admin

Procedure

  1. Navigate to Configuration > Baselines > Baselines.
    If the Baselines module is not visible in the Configuration application, the module is inactive. In that case append /sys_app_module.do?sys_id=f4463879a9fe3dba01b30bc100cbf404 to the instance URL, and in the Module - Baselines form, ensure that the module is Active.
  2. Click New.
  3. Enter a Name for the baseline.
    By default, the cmdb_ci table is selected so that the record creates the baseline for all configuration items in the system.
  4. (Optional) To limit the baseline to specific CIs, select a different Table or choose Conditions that a CI must meet for it to have a baseline entry.
    For example, you might create a baseline for the Database table with the condition [Location] [is] [<configured location>].
  5. Click Submit.
    The creation of a baseline is time consuming and occurs in the background. A message at the top of the record list notifies you that your baseline has been scheduled and you will receive an email when the process is complete.