OT: gather hardware information over network

suvayu ali fatkasuvayu+linux at gmail.com
Thu Nov 24 14:43:32 UTC 2011

On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 16:19, Hiisi <hiisi at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> This maybe is a little off-topic on this list hence the 'OT' in the
> subject line. Sorry for that.
> I need to gather hardware information from computers on a local
> network and store it on a server. The server runs F16, clients run
> different ubuntu versions (11.04 mostly). The information should
> include such things as monitor serial numbers and other details for
> definite identification. The main purpose is inventarisation of all
> the hardware we have in the office. There's about 40 workstations.
> Google suggests use combination of OCS Inventory NG with GLPI [1]. The
> other idea is to write a set of bash scripts and put them on cron on
> workstations (the information should be updated weekly) and main
> script on the server would store information in the database. However
> if there's ready solution I would be happy to use it.

Smolt is made for exactly this purpose. Maybe you can see if its
possible to have a smolt setup local to your LAN?


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