OCS Inventory

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OCS Inventory
Stable release2.0.5 / April 26, 2012; 20 months ago (2012-04-26)
Platformmulti-platform (Unices, Windows, others)
Available inPerl, PHP
Typehardware inventory
LicenseGNU General Public License[1]
Websiteocsinventory-ng.org
 
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OCS Inventory
Stable release2.0.5 / April 26, 2012; 20 months ago (2012-04-26)
Platformmulti-platform (Unices, Windows, others)
Available inPerl, PHP
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 their IT assets. OCS-NG collects information about the hardware and software of networked machines running the OCS client program ("OCS Inventory Agent"). OCS can be used to visualize the inventory through a web interface. Furthermore, OCS comprises the possibility of deploying applications on the computers according to search criteria. Agent-side IpDiscover makes it possible to know 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 is multi-platform: it runs under Unixes as well as under Microsoft Windows (95 or later).

With its simple design and the use of mod_perl, server-side performance is good and a modest machine can thus 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 is a free software published under GNU GPL v2. The copyright is owned by the developers.

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