Michael Semcheski mhsemcheski at
Sat Jun 12 16:03:04 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 5:00 PM, Maurice <mauricep at> wrote:
> For those locations running GLPI, are you using OCS Inventory NG as a
> companion tool (for inventory gathering)?

I am.  I have a virtual machine running GLPI and OCS Server.  I've
setup GLPI to import from OCS frequently (every hour or so).

For the Linux machines, I use puppet to control the OCS agent.  For
Windows, there's a script that is run on all machines (via Group
Policy) to control the OCS agent.

We have about 100 machines (mostly Windows) in the inventory.  There
are a few problems, but overall everything works well.  Machines setup
by Japanese users tend to have the serial number show up in the wrong
character set, which is a bit of a pain.  There are a few workstations
we have from a smaller manufacturer whose serial number, model, etc.
wasn't properly set in the BIOS.  For those machines that don't have
the serial number set correctly, problems arise differentiating them

Authentication into GLPI and all the user information in GLPI is
pulled from an Active Directory.  That wasn't the easiest thing to
setup, but once it was done correctly, its been good.

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