CMDB on the cheap...

Elle Plato techgrrl at
Tue Dec 6 21:37:53 UTC 2011

On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 1:16 PM, George Herbert <george.herbert at> wrote:
> Everyone I know has either paid through the nose or written one from
> scratch.  No good open source projects that worked out.
> Most people couldn't build well from scratch.  I have been a couple of
> places that did, it was man-year of senior grade guy effort range.

And 10-20% (or more) of an FTE in support.  New devices need to be
onboarded, new OS versions make
subtle changes in the code, etc.  The upside is that they can be
powerful tools to automate mass
config changes, and along with config parsing code, they can be
powerful tools to standardize networks.

Elle Janet Plato

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