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Old 07-09-2003, 09:16 AM   #1
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Automated HW/SW inventory.

Like the forum, been lurking for a bit, but now have a question I can't find an answer to.

The important boss types have asked me to inventory all of the hardware, software, versions, etc. on our Linux systems. This would be no problem if we didn't have 30+ systems. I know I'm going to have to visit every system anyway, but I'd like to automate as much as possible to save time and energy.

Does anyone know of a program or script that will generate this info and stick it in a file? The main things I need to know are:

Linux Version
Kernel Version
Installed packages
Running processes
types of hardware, serial #'s if possible, resources used.
In particular, SCSI BIOS versions, etc.

IMHO, all of this crap should have been logged already, and there should only be one version of Linux and the Kernels across the servers, but we don't alwas get to work on systems that have been implemented properly, so I'm stuck.

Any help would be great. Thanks!

Old 07-09-2003, 07:51 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

When you say 'Linux version' I take it you mean distro? Otherwise, the first two actually mean the same thing.

Linux/kernel version: uname -r
Installed packages (assuming RPM based): rpm -qa
Running processes: ps -A
Types of hardware: Check out lshw - it's pretty cool!

Any and all of these can be directed to a file, or files, so they shouldn't be to hard to put into a script.
Old 07-10-2003, 08:28 AM   #3
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You, sir, Rock

Thanks, that's exactly what I was looking for.


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