Inventory Management

11 Best Free and Open Source Network Inventory Management

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 11 high quality network inventory solutions for Linux. Our ratings chart captures our recommendations.

Ratings chart

Click the links in the table below to learn more about each program.

Network Inventory Management
NetBoxManage and document computer networks
RalphSimple yet full featured Asset Management, DCIM and CMDB
ForemanLife cycle systems management tool
Snipe-ITAsset management system
RacktablesRobust solution for datacenter and server room asset management
openDCIMData Center Inventory Management application
GLPIAsset and IT management software
OCSINGHardware and software inventory tool
FusionInventoryIT asset and inventory management
Open-AudITNetwork auditing application
opsiClient management system to manage heterogeneous environments

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