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Old 06-11-2008, 02:46 PM
Mark Belanger
 
Default OT - host/asset tracking

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)

-Mark
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Old 06-11-2008, 02:49 PM
John Plemons
 
Default OT - host/asset tracking

Why not setup a simple DB, or use a spread sheet...* Open Office should
have the tools you need....



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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)




-Mark


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Old 06-11-2008, 02:56 PM
Matt Hyclak
 
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On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 10:46:05AM -0400, Mark Belanger enlightened us:
> 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)
>

OCS might be a little more than what you want, but is a possibility.

http://www.ocsinventory-ng.org/

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Old 06-11-2008, 03:01 PM
Mark Belanger
 
Default OT - host/asset tracking

John Plemons wrote:
Why not setup a simple DB, or use a spread sheet... Open Office should
have the tools you need....


Easily done of course. I was thinking a simple web based asset tracker
may save a little wheel-reinvention and give me a few nice reports for
the suits.

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Old 06-11-2008, 03:26 PM
Max Hetrick
 
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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.

Regards,
Max


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Old 06-11-2008, 04:41 PM
Karanbir Singh
 
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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)



How much of this could you get done with Smolt / Func ? The s/w is
available in the testing repo for centos4/5 at the moment..

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Old 06-11-2008, 05:06 PM
Les Mikesell
 
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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)
http://blog.famillecollet.com/post/2005/10/02/8-telechargement-installation-et-yum
and they work fine in English even though the developers are French.


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Old 06-11-2008, 05:35 PM
Max Hetrick
 
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Les Mikesell 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!

Regards,
Max


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Old 06-12-2008, 06:41 AM
Les Mikesell
 
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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.


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Old 06-12-2008, 12:56 PM
Max Hetrick
 
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Les Mikesell wrote:

>
> 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.
>

Cool. I remember playing a bit with ocsinventory about two years ago,
but I never really stuck with making myself use it. I think I'll check
into it again, especially if it's easy to pull data over into GLPI from it.

I really like the detail of GLPI, so that would be a perfect fit.

Max


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