System Inventory/Catalogging

Robin Bowes robin-lists at
Tue Jun 29 09:32:21 CDT 2010

On 29/06/10 13:44, Drew Weaver wrote:
> Are there any decent open source Linux software that work well with Dell
> servers that make it easy to catalog/inventory servers in a datacenter?
> Essentially all we need to do is:
> Take the server out of the box,
> boot it via the network,
> software collects all pertinent information about the server such as
> hardware, MAC addresses
> inserts it into $some_database_somewhere that we can eventually use later

I use puppet with stored configs - that gives you access to all that
sort of information.

Not exactly an inventory, but may be useful.


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