Configuration Item (CI)
An aggregation of hardware, software, or both, that is designated for configuration management and treated as a single entity in the configuration management process. The entity within a configuration satisfies an end use function and that can be uniquely identified at a given reference point.
- International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission/Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (ISO/IEC/IEEE) Standard 24765:2010: Systems and Software Engineering – Vocabulary
- MIL-HDBK-61A: Configuration Management Guidance