Commissioning Vs. Configuration

Commissioning Vs. Configuration

Commissioning vs. Configuration

Commissioning a system is the setting up, configuring and testing of a complete personal computer (PC) for a client. In the context of a first line support technician this system will be purchased from a manufacturer or supplier.

The main items that will be delivered are:

  • System Unit
  • Monitor
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Associated cables


Generally, a configuration is the arrangement - or the process of making the arrangement - of the parts that make up a whole.

1) In computers and computer networks, a configuration often refers to the specific hardware and software details in terms of devices attached, capacity or capability, and exactly what the system is made up of.

2) In networks, a configuration often means the network topology.

3) In installing hardware and software, configuration is sometimes the methodical process of defining options that are provided.

Also see configuration management (CM).