Types of Changes

The following are examples of candidates for Change Management.


Hardware changes:
Additions, deletions, reconfigurations, relocations, or preventative or emergency maintenance.

Computing Systems software:
Operating system upgrades, product releases, versions, table changes, tuning, alterations to libraries, catalogs, monitors, traps, or changes to priority mechanisms.

Applications:
Patches, upgrades, releases, versions, or modifications

Environmental:
Power, UPS system, generators, air conditioning, chilled water, electrical work, facility maintenance, security systems, fire control systems

Network Systems:
Additions, modifications, routers, firewalls, network access, controllers, protocol converters.

Operating Procedures:
Changes in equipment downtime schedules, planned system outages, changes in delivering services, or changes to service levels.

Workstations and Public Clusters:
Changes in hours of availability, hardware configurations, operating systems, utilities, applications including release levels or versions, installations or de-installations of systems, servers.