Definition of Configuration management:
Administrative and technical actions taken to identify and document the functional characteristics (such as interface settings, jumper settings, hardware drivers, software options) and physical layout of a computer system. It also includes (1) controlling and documenting changes made to the functional characteristics and layout, (2) recording model and vendor information on all discrete parts, and (3) setting up and tracking maintenance and testing schedules. Also called configuration control.
Meaning of Configuration management & Configuration management Definition