The definition of configuration management is a system of making sure that a product or service remains consistent throughout its lifespan.
An example of configuration management is ensuring that a company computer system stays working.
(1) In a network, a system for gathering current configuration information from all nodes in a LAN.
An element of network management, configuration management comprises the management of the logical and physical arrangement and interconnection of the components and elements that comprise a given system and network, including software, firmware, hardware, circuits, and channels. At a more detailed level, configuration management includes the processes of load balancing, network optimization, and traffic analysis. See also load balancing, network management, network optimization, and traffic analysis.