Network Inventory Management collates all network infrastructure data and keeps it up to date, helping to streamline processes that improve operational performance. Network inventory management solutions offer reporting functions, and process modeling to automate work-intensive, back-office processes. With this software the system or network administrator will know what is on their network, how it is configured, and when it changes.
This type of software puts to pasture the antiquated way of tracking network inventory, dispensing with the horrid spreadsheet or word processing document.
Network inventory management software reduces time and costs by helping administrators locate information for every day operational issues. With an up-to-date network inventory there is the basis for optimizing devices to fully exhaust their potential and cost-effectively meet your needs. Another benefit offered by using this type of software is that service provisioning is both faster and more accurate. With increased efficiency comes a more accurate overview of the network.
To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 9 high quality network inventory solutions for Linux. Here’s our recommendations.
Let’s explore the 9 network inventory management solutions at hand. For each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, together with links to relevant resources.
|Network Inventory Management|
|NetBox||Manage and document computer networks|
|Ralph||Simple yet full featured Asset Management, DCIM and CMDB|
|Racktables||Robust solution for datacenter and server room asset management|
|openDCIM||Data Center Inventory Management application|
|FusionInventory||IT asset and inventory management|
|OCSING||Hardware and software inventory tool|
|opsi||Client management system to manage heterogeneous environments|
|Open-AudIT||Network auditing application|
|GLPI||Asset and IT management software|
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