Will via plug on 24 Jan 2020 08:58:35 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Open Source IT Asset Management

JP, that might be perfect for assets that have an IP address. The question I have is (since I can't find it) if there is a way to link that with a bigger program that handles non-IP addressed assets. 


On Fri, Jan 24, 2020 at 11:53 AM JP Vossen via plug <plug@lists.phillylinux.org> wrote:
What about something like:

On 1/23/20 10:32 AM, brent saner via plug wrote:
> (Apologies for top-posting)
> What I'd recommend is closer to what Will said. There are some asset
> tracking systems out there, but they're usually tied to a MUCH larger
> management system. For *these*, I'd recommend either Spacewalk/Satellite
> or SaltStack, the latter of which has some nice baremetal features for
> certain OSes and the latter of which can pretty quickly dynamically get
> you a whole SLEW of information about the host and is MUCH more clean
> and simple (no built-in web application, but it's easy to write one if
> you use a DB-backed inventory). Both will also let you incorporate
> change management.
> But if you want something simple, lightweight, tailored to your specific
> environment, and you're feeling a little NIH-y, a relational DB (doesn't
> have to be pgsql but I'd stay away from e.g. Sqlite3 as it has no
> network capabilities or ACL system), a web form.displayer (PHP or
> flask/django app), and  you should be fine.
> I'd recommend QR code over barcode; you get better error leniency and
> more space for data, readers are ubiquitous (the two major mobile
> platforms have plethora of reader apps, and tend to have URI
> auto-detection), dedicated scanners tend to be cheaper/newer (if you
> decide you need them), and you have a swathe of generating libraries to
> choose from.[0]
> [0]  e.g. https://pypi.org/search/?q=qr+code
> https://pear.php.net/package/Image_QRCode
> sent from my toaster.
> On Thu, Jan 23, 2020, 09:26 Chris Thistlethwaite via plug
> <plug@lists.phillylinux.org <mailto:plug@lists.phillylinux.org>> wrote:
>     I've messed around a bit with Snipe-IT, which I liked a lot but
>     didn't meet my oddly specific and completely unrealistic needs. I
>     was trying to do some asset management around servers/VM/colo
>     hosts/etc, not stuff around an office on a LAN. That's where Snipe
>     is good, local auto discovery, and exactly what you're trying to do.
>     There are a few others on this list
>     https://github.com/n1trux/awesome-sysadmin#it-asset-management but I
>     haven't tried them at all, but for no good reason, just my needs
>     changed.
>     I know you said open source, but I'd also suggest Spiceworks. It's
>     free as in beer and generally good at doing a bunch of stuff. At the
>     very least, I'd say try it out and you'll get an idea of comparable
>     software. Same thing with ManageEngine products like AssetExplorer,
>     free to use for some amount of time then limited after that, but
>     you'll get to understand what the paid features are and what fits
>     your needs. Unless you know/use something already and know what
>     you're looking for, then completely ignore that last bit :)
>     -Chris T.
>     On Thu, Jan 23, 2020 at 3:47 AM Will via plug
>     <plug@lists.phillylinux.org <mailto:plug@lists.phillylinux.org>> wrote:
>         Asset management? Not really sure odoo is the way to go. But I
>         would research this link and see if it can be used like asset
>         management. https://www.odoo.com/page/warehouse
>         No reason a little creativity won't make it work. As far as a
>         bare bones asset management? Postgress. Making a web front end
>         is cake.  If you want a dirty trick for pulling system info and
>         seeing when they last checked in, puppet with a base install of
>         Foreman. I have a script that would check for last check in and
>         it wouldn't be hard to pull facts from systems.
>         The biggest question I have is what is the scope of the asset
>         management? What kind of reclamation or inventory is needed?
>         What types of equipment?
>         Speaking from my manufacturing and warehousing background, all
>         you need is a database and a barcode scanner (keyboard wedge).
>         90% of what you want can be done with a database and really
>         simple programming.
>         -Will C
>         On Thu, Jan 23, 2020, 02:53 KP via plug
>         <plug@lists.phillylinux.org <mailto:plug@lists.phillylinux.org>>
>         wrote:
>             I think Odoo (formerly OpenERP) has some form of asset
>             management. Not sure if its one of the free modules though.
>             On January 22, 2020 10:08:44 PM EST, Thomas Delrue via plug
>             <plug@lists.phillylinux.org
>             <mailto:plug@lists.phillylinux.org>> wrote:
>                 Does anyone have any recommendations for Open Source IT Asset Management
>                 systems? We'd like to be able track the different assets we have and
>                 have a check-in/check-out functionality for 'loaner' devices as well.
>                 If it can generate bar/QR codes to put on the assets, that'd be a great
>                 feature too.

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