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30 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:

  1. List of all devices, racks, and enclosures you’ve got
  2. Mount the devices into the racks
  3. Maintain physical ports of the devices and links between them
  4. Manage IP addresses, assign them to the devices and group them into networks
  5. Document your NAT rules, describe your loadbalancing policy and store loadbalancing configuration
  6. Attach files to various objects in the system
  7. Create users, assign permissions and allow or deny any actions they can do
Racktables - Cool FOSS Software of 2013 - nixCraft
Operating system : Cross-platform
Purpose : IDC asset management system
Targets : Sysadmin/DevOPS/IT Managers
License : GPL
Download url : racktables.org

 

Linia -- Linux Inventory Aggregator

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

PHP

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 on workstations.

 Updated 19 Jun 2009

Pulse2

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

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

Information Resource Manager

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

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

CommandCenter-NOC

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

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

Linbox Rescue Server

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

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zCI

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

Data Center Audit

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 22 Nov 2004

labomanager

Labomanager is a program for managing an educational laboratory. It features the ability to manage address notebooks, budgets, hardware, invoices, and inventory.

  Updated 12 May 2009

open PC server integration

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.

  Updated 19 Mar 2007

CentricWare Suite

CentricWare Suite includes inventory, manufacturing, and sales (POS) automation software. It consists of software written in Java 6 and custom developed hardware.

Paragent Project

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.

  Updated 31 Mar 2009

Spacewalk

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.

The Hotwire Suite

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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