Hardware inventory

Aly Dharshi aly.dharshi at telus.net
Thu Apr 22 10:51:01 CDT 2004

Hi Folks,

	I would be really interested in hearing about a general purpose one that  would 
cover the Sun and Dell machines that we have in our data center.



Robin Kearney wrote:
> Hi, I run a smallish system of 30 or so Poweredge machines.
> I am currently sketching out requirements and a rough design for an 
> inventory system. The idea being I can go to a single page and see all 
> my machines. Or see all the machines which are using package blah, or 
> which machines have a certain model of drive. etc...
> The questions I have are basically, does anybody know of such an 
> application (would have to be free, there is no budget for this)?
> Secondly, part of the application will be a data gatherer which will run 
> on the client machines every night and post the current configuration to 
> a master server. I can find a lot of useful information in /proc but a 
> couple of things would be nice and I cannot find out where to get them 
> from:
> a) How many dimm sockets are in the machine and which are populated
> b) type of Dell hardware, i.e. Poweredge 2640, 1650 etc.
> Does anybody know how to find either of these out?
> r.
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Aly Dharshi
Systems Consultant
Content Applications Group
TELUS Technology & Operations
ITI Alberta Region

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