[CentOS] OT - host/asset tracking

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Wed Jun 11 17:06:38 UTC 2008

Max Hetrick wrote:
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> Mark Belanger wrote:
>> Can anyone recommend something for tracking assets
>> particularly computer.  I'm looking  to capture:
>> hostname
>> OS/arch
>> Hardware info(cpu, mem, etc)
>> Function(i.e. what is the machine used for)
> I use GLPI:
> <http://glpi-project.org/?lang=en>
> You can do software, contracts, licenses, suppliers, and contacts as
> well as all the hardware categories.

Someone else mentioned ocsinventory-ng 
(http://www.ocsinventory-ng.org/), but to complete the picture, 
ocsinventory-ng includes agents for windows and linux that will 
automatically send each machine's hardware and software inventory to the 
server periodically and can be used to deploy packages so it is easier 
and more accurate than doing it by hand and will stay up to date.  GLPI 
is a more completed and detailed inventory system that can handle more 
than PCs, but it knows how to pull the data from ocsinventory when you 
use both.

Both are available via yum from these repositories (needs EPEL too) 
and they work fine in English even though the developers are French.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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