Novell Operations Center 5.0 Configuration Management System (CMS) Guide

The Novell® Operations Center Configuration Management System (CMS) Guide provides instructions on how to contribute data and share knowledge about configuration items (CIs) to build a CMDB (Configuration Management Database) repository.


This guide is intended for all types of Operations Center users.

Guide Sections

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General Information

Installer and Administrator

General CMS Consumer/User

CMS Community Owner or Contributor

Additional Documentation

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Documentation Updates

In general, Operations Center provides two main sources of information to help you configure and use Operations Center products:

For the most recent version of the Configuration Management System (CMS) Guide, visit the Operations Center 5.0 documentation Web site.

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