OCS Inventory

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OCS Inventory
Stable release2.1.2 / July 13, 2014; 4 months ago (2014-07-13)
Written inPerl, PHP
Platformmulti-platform (Unices, Windows, others)
Typehardware inventory
LicenseGNU General Public License[1]
Websiteocsinventory-ng.org
 
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OCS Inventory
Stable release2.1.2 / July 13, 2014; 4 months ago (2014-07-13)
Written inPerl, PHP
Platformmulti-platform (Unices, Windows, others)
Typehardware inventory
LicenseGNU General Public License[1]
Websiteocsinventory-ng.org

Open Computer and Software Inventory Next Generation (OCS inventory NG) is free software that enables users to inventory IT assets. OCS-NG collects information about the hardware and software of networked machines running the OCS client program ("OCS Inventory Agent"). OCS can visualize the inventory through a web interface. Furthermore, OCS includes the capability of deploying applications on the computers according to search criteria. Agent-side IpDiscover makes it possible to discover the entirety of networked computers and devices.

Internal operation[edit]

The dialogue between OCS client machines and the server is based on the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) and the formatting of the data is done in XML.

Server[edit]

The management server uses Apache, MySQL and Perl. OCS runs on multiple platforms: under Unixes as well as under Microsoft Windows (95 or later).

A simple design and the use of mod_perl deliver good server-side performance[citation needed]: a modest[quantify] host can inventory several thousands of machines.

Agents[edit]

In order to collect detailed information, agents can be installed on the client machines in the inventory. Client agents are available for :-

Web interface[edit]

An optional web interface written in PHP offers complementary services:

Extension[edit]

OCS Inventory can be used to feed the manager of GLPI and thus offers part of an IT asset management solution.

Modularity[edit]

Since version 1.0rc3, most of OCS Inventory functionality can be adapted or extended via a module system.

License[edit]

OCS Inventory consists of free software published under GNU GPL v2. The developers own the copyright.

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