Inventory Management

OCS Inventory NG – configuration management tool

Open Computer and Software Inventory Next Generation (OCS Inventory NG) is a cross-platform, open-source application designed to help a network or system administrator keep track of the computers configuration and software that are installed on the network.

Information about Hardware and Operating System is collected by the software. OCS Inventory is also able to detect all active devices on your network, such as switch, router, network printer and unattended devices. It also allows deploying software, commands or files on client computers.

This software therefore enables system administrators to identify all of the devices that are attached to a network, what software or hardware component is installed on individual computers, as well as the ability to deploy software and configuration scripts on them.

Features include:

  • High performance: about 1 million computers inventoried per day using a reasonably high specification server (bi-Xeon 3 GHz and 4 GB RAM).
  • Collates important inventory information (including BIOS, processors, memory, input devices, system ports and slots, system controllers, storage peripherals, logical drives / partitions, video adapters, sound devices, display monitors, telephony modems, network adapters, printers, and operating system software.
  • Powerful deployment system allowing administrators to distribute software installation or scripts on computers without overloading the network.
  • Web Administration Console.
  • Lightweight bandwidth usage.
  • 3-Tier architecture using current standards, HTTP/HTTPS protocol and XML data formatting.
  • Based on well known open-source products such as the Apache web server, MySQL database server, PHP,and Perl scripting languages.
  • Web service accessible through SOAP interface.
  • Plugin support through API to further extend functionality.

Support: Wiki, GitHub Code Repository
Developer: OCS Inventory Team
License: GNU General Public License v2.0

OCS Inventory NG is written in Perl and PHP. Learn Perl with our recommended free books and free tutorials. Learn PHP with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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