[CentOS] OT - host/asset tracking

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Thu Jun 12 06:41:51 UTC 2008

Max Hetrick wrote:
>> 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.
> Thanks, Les. I totally forgot that you could integrate ocsinventory into
> GLPI. I've not used that portion, but I may pursue that in the near
> future since you just reminded me! :)

I'm just starting to roll out the agent to a large number of machines. 
It reports a level of detail that would be difficult or impossible to 
maintain by hand, including things like the number of memory slots and 
their contents and the mac/ip addresses of all NICs, active or not.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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