Cool Open Source Software I Discovered in 2013
#7 RackTables – Manage your data center assets like a pro
I wish I discovered RackTables earlier. It is is a datacenter
asset management system. With this software one can document hardware assets (such
as server, workstations, routers, switches and more), network addresses, space in
racks, networks configuration and more:
- List of all devices, racks, and enclosures you’ve got
- Mount the devices into the racks
- Maintain physical ports of the devices and links between them
- Manage IP addresses, assign them to the devices and group them into
- Document your NAT rules, describe your loadbalancing policy and store
- Attach files to various objects in the system
- Create users, assign permissions and allow or deny any actions they can do
|Operating system : Cross-platform
|Purpose : IDC asset management system
|Targets : Sysadmin/DevOPS/IT Managers
|License : GPL
|Download url :
Linux Inventory Aggregator is designed to be a simple, self-contained (as much as possible) script for gathering hardware information.
Updated 06 Apr 2007
h-inventory provides Web-based hardware and software inventory management for Windows, Linux, and BSD machines. It permits incident
declaration (breakdown) both anonymous and not. h-inventory provides incident and intervention management, user management, network
management, incident types management, monitoring services, a network map, a network scan, and deployment of software automatically
Updated 19 Jun 2009
Pulse 2 is a tool that simplifies application deployment, inventory, and maintenance of an IT network.
It has been designed to handle anywhere from dozens of computers on a single site to 100 000+ computers spread on many sites.
It is an easy-to-use, safe, and flexible solution that lets you deploy new software and security updates on all your IT assets,
perform software and hardware inventory, and perform remote diagnostics and remote management.
Updated 30 Sep 2004
nexB OpenAssets is a tool for inventorying, managing, and monitoring applications, software, hardware, networks, and generally
any IT asset. It is designed so that system administrators, IT, and finance can determine what they have, how it is configured,
what it is used for, and how much it is being used, so that informed decisions can be made. It complements existing network management
software, integrates with a growing number of protocols and tools, and features no-agent discovery and inventory, configuration
management including dependencies and correlation, monitoring, and reporting. It makes extensive and
innovative use of XML, Xpath, and Xquery.
Updated 17 Apr 2007
IRM is a Web-based asset tracking and help desk/work request system built for IT departments and help desks. It keeps detailed
information about each computer, as well as a complete history of work requests. It keeps track of detailed computer information
such as CPU type/speed, amount of RAM, Hard Drive Size, serial numbers, etc.
The system includes the ability to track networking hardware and any type of software. Also included is support for email notification
of both users and technicians, and some support for monitoring computer systems via SNMP.
Updated 30 Jan 2001
Lhinv 1.1 is a version of IRIX hinv for linux systems, providing a standardized inventory of configured
hardware through the proc filesystem.
This version supports most of the IRIX flags, plus includes options for mailing the output via SMTP and a CGI wrapper.
Lhinv can be used as a test for the existance of specific hardware subsystems and is useful for supporting large numbers of workstations.
Updated 03 Nov 2007
The CommandCenter-NOC monitors a complete network system. It provides asset management, security monitoring, bandwidth analysis,
and reporting for almost any environment. The CommandCenter-NOC will discover and inventory new hardware and software on your system
while providing reports that cover service availability, outages, inventory, security, performance, delta inventory, and open data
framework reports. The Web interface allows easy system monitoring.
Built-in Snort intrusion detection and Nessus vulnerability scanning will provide immediate notification of any risk to the system
via email, SMS, and pager.
Updated 17 May 2002
phpMyInventory is a Web-based hardware and software asset-management system that is designed to track all of the systems in your
inventory. It allows users to add software and peripherals to a system, and systems to a user. It uses PHP and MySQL and is based
on the Syslist.com system.
Updated 19 Mar 2009
The Linbox Rescue Server (LRS) is a tool to centralize hard disk images (like Ghost Enterprise Server), file backups, hardware
and software inventory (with Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X agents), secure software deployment using OpenSSH, and remote access on
a single server. It can be managed from any PC through a Web-based administration interface, and disk images can be restored using
PXE boot or using a bootable CD or DVD. It supports Ext2/3, ReiserFS, XFS, JFS, and LVM v1/v2.
Updated 09 Feb 2006
- NeDi is a low noise network discovery, management, and inventory system for network devices with a user friendly Web interface.
It uses Cisco's CDP (Cisco Discovery Protocol) at the core of the network.
- It can also include other network components, but it works best when those are located at the network perimeter. The scripts
need SNMP read access for all network hardware.
- Privileged telnet access can be used to get the MAC address table on IOS and CatOS based switches (faster), but SNMP is sufficient.
The configurations are simply read via telnet.
zCI is a Web-based computer inventory system. It is simple but has many corporate-grade inventory capabilities. Its client-side
program is able to collect inventory data (hardware and software information) automatically without any manual input, while its
Web-based server-side programs simplify inventory management. It includes facilities to manage ownership and usage status for computers,
monitors, and peripherals.
Updated 04 Mar 2008
Updated 22 Nov 2004
Data Center Audit (DCA) is a low cost Web-based configuration management (CMDB) software application for IT data center asset
management and inventory control. It is targeted for small to medium size data centers looking for a simple, non-intrusive method
of management of their data center. It offers the ability to view granular details of all IT data center elements as well as the
ability to view host-to-switch-to-storage mappings, reserve (check out) elements, a visual layout view of your data center, audit
logging, and the ability to export views to CSV.
Updated 12 May 2009
Labomanager is a program for managing an educational laboratory. It features the ability to manage address notebooks, budgets,
hardware, invoices, and inventory.
Updated 19 Mar 2007
opsi (open PC server integration) is a client management software program for Windows clients based on Linux servers. Its core
features are automatic software deployment, automatic OS installation, and hardware and software inventory.
CentricWare Suite includes inventory, manufacturing, and sales (POS) automation software. It consists of software written in
Java 6 and custom developed hardware.
Updated 31 Mar 2009
Paragent is a Web-based tool for IT administrators that provides a unified service for hardware and software inventory, alerting,
remote desktop, and help desk functions. It delivers these tools in an easy-to-use interface, with one-click access and site-wide
built-in advanced search capabilities. It is a combination of applications, including Lisp-based servers collecting data, C++ agents
on the client machines, and Java tools for the remote desktop component. Paragent runs on Linux servers and supports Windows clients.
Spacewalk is a Linux and Solaris systems management solution. It allows you to inventory your systems (hardware and software
information), install and update software on your systems, collect and distribute your custom software packages into manageable
groups, provision (Kickstart) your systems, manage and deploy configuration files to your systems, monitor your systems, provision
virtual guests, and start/stop/configure virtual guests.
Looks more like hot air
Updated 15 Dec 2006
Hotwire is an integrated inventory system and a rapid deployment tool targeted at servicing enterprise environments. The currently
supported rapid deployment technologies are Kickstart (Red Hat Linux), AutoYaST (SuSE Linux), and Preseed (Debian GNU/Linux). The
hotwire server itself can be installed on any Linux platform, however. Additionally, where client machines have the python-dmidecode,
func, and certmaster packages installed, hotwire is able to provide an automated inventory maintenance and dynamic updates, via
funcwire, a hotwire tool.
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