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Old 03-18-2009, 07:37 PM   #1
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Question Capturing system settings


I'm looking for a little guidance here on capturing my existing configurations. I have about a dozen servers with openSUSE and CentOS distributions.

I would like to document each boxes existing hardware and software configurations, e.g., memory, HDD and whether they're RAIDe'ed or not, PCI information, etc as well as system configurations, e.g, ifcfg-eth1, etc.

Is there a simple method to where I can capture all of this with built in utilities or should I look for a tool to install and use? What configurations do you suggest should be captured? The OS is installed without GUI so its CLI all the way.

Thanks in advance
Old 03-19-2009, 01:34 PM   #2
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Maybe start with servdoc. Have a look at the demo page(s).
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For Centos you could look at grabbing the contents of /etc/sysconfig/hwconf and/or run lshw, lspci. Maybe even look at /var/log/dmesg.
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You might try: biosdecode and dmidecode for hardware detected; while for driver used by kernel try looking in /var/log/messages and /proc .


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