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Re: system monitoring
From: jalvare7 () cajastur es
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 08:24:10 +0100

Hi,

I've seen OCS being deployed in a cross-country organization with 5 sites, 
centralizing inventory of SW and HW for both desktops and servers, It does 
the job very well, users did not complain about interference though the 
process takes some time (we run it weekly). Reports were enough for us and 
we knew we could build any other one by directly accesing OCS's simple 
database schema. The user interface answered very efficiently our most 
common questions about inventory (who has X?, how many X do we have?, 
who's desktop is Y?, how many Z PCs do we have?, How many desktops with 
less that 512MB RAM do we have?...).
It took some time to deploy to get enough assurance that servers sould be 
catalogued in due time after being installed, and to put in place 
procedures to ensure that removed equipment was moved to "history" in OCS. 
We would have benefitted most from automatic device discovery, combined 
with a way to get proposals on equipment that seem to have dissapeared and 
could be moved to "history".
All in all I'd recommed that at least you give it a try.

Regards

Juan Alvarez Ferrando

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Hi all,
I wanted to find out if anyone had ever used OCS to monitor the machines 
on
their network.
The link to the project on sourceforge is here:
http://ocsinventory.sourceforge.net

SAM does not get much in the way of resources here so I'm looking for a 
low
cost alternative I'm doing up some WMI scripts to do the same but OCS 
looks
like it may be promising.

I need to be able to inventory software and hardware across the network 
and
then output to reports etc.
Other commercial stuff seems expensive or not so good.


Kind Regards
Murad Talukdar


 



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