Inventory Management

opsi – client management system to manage heterogeneous environments

Opsi (open PC server integration) is a software distribution and management system.

Opsi is a powerful tool that will allow you to manage from a dozen clients, up to several thousands. Through the integrated inventory you get an overview of the hardware and software.

Opsi is developed and maintained by uib GmbH from Mainz, Germany.

Features include:

  • Automated software distribution and patch management (opsi client agent) – checks if there is an installation request for any software or patch release. In this case the software will be installed on the PC using the script-based program opsi-winst, which initiates and controls the installation processes.
  • Automated OS installation (unattended or image based) – Windows 7 – 10 and Server 2008 R2 – 2016 and Linux can be installed automatically without any user interaction.
  • Hardware and software inventories:
    • opsi-tool hwaudit collects hardware information via WMI and sends it to the opsi-server. The results will be displayed in the opsi management interface. The data can be sorted according to several hardware criteria.
    • The opsi-tool swaudit collects software information from the PC’s registry and sends it to the opsi-server. The results can also be seen in the opsi management interface.
  • Support of multiple locations – while storing and administrating the configuration data on one single server, the packages with the software can be stored on several different depot server.
  • Install by Shutdown:
    • Deploy software when the client shuts down.
  • User Profile Management- Roaming profiles:
    • User profiles can be manipulated with administrative privileges after the user logged in.
  • Multiple Locations – support for several locations:
    • Centrally managed, supporting multiple depot shares in opsi aims at the following targets,
    • central configuration data storage and configuration management,
    • providing the software depots on local servers,
  • Kiosk Mode – Software installation initiated by the user:
    • With the “Kiosk-Mode” opsi administrators can allow their users access to a range of software products that they can install themselves. These software products may be selected and installed by the user without administrator interaction.
  • Dynamic Depot Selection – for travelling clients:
    • With the opsi multi depot support, clients are automatically assigned to the most suitable depot. With this option, the connection of each client is dynamically detected and a suitable depot is selected to download the software packages.
  • opsi-clonezilla – Imaging with opsi:
    • Besides the package based (unattended) installation, opsi offers integratio with Clonezilla, a comprehensive and flexible open source solution for handling partition and disc images.

Support: Manuals, Wiki, Forums
Developer: uib GmbH
License: GNU Affero General Public License

opsi is written in Java. Learn Java with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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