ABOUT: IOOS Configuration Management Process

Configuration management (CM) is a systems engineering process for establishing and maintaining consistency of a product’s performance, functional and physical attributes with its requirements, design and operational information throughout its life.

IOOS DMAC Configuration Management Process

The Configuration Management Process provides the process for identification, approval, coordination and documentation of changes to a system baseline. Among other benefits, the Configuration Management process will help to establish ensure an orderly transition from one software/system/service version to the next, in a way that minimizes resources and disruption for all stakeholders while delivering enhanced capabilities.

IOOS DMAC Configuration Management (CM) Plan

This Configuration Management Plan (CM Plan) is a tool used to establish the overall approach for the Configuration Management Process requirements for the DMAC implementation. The scope of this plan extends to software components of the DMAC infrastructure, and includes an accounting of deployed IOOS assets. The CM Plan is a dynamic compound document, with a core static part incorporated herein, and a dynamic part is published as a separate “IOOS DMAC CMP Artifacts” document.


While the core of the CM Plan is intended to be a fairly static description of the CM process, the three artifacts published herein contain the configuration data and are intended to be updated on a more dynamic basis.