Possible to integrate in a LiveCD?

Asked by Martin Kaufmann on 2008-05-19

Hi Björn,

iam working for the Linux4Afrika-Projekt (linux4afrika.de, most content also avivable in English) and we have the Problem that we got new PCs from Companys and Private Persons and want to integrate them in our Inventory-System glpi. At now we have to check each PC manually by booting a LiveCD (most Damn Small Linux cause 2.4.x-Kernel) and typing commands in shell like lspci, cat /proc/cpuinfo and so on. Our Vision is to do this automatacli by booting a live-cd with an integrated OCS-Client which Collect all Informations and send them automatacli to the OCS-Server which has an Interface to our Inventory-Server. This will save much time and made it easier for People who dont have great Shell-Experiences.

What do you think. It is possible?
Best Regards

Martin Kaufmann
Linux4Afrika

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OCS Inventory NG client written in python Edit question
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Martin Kaufmann
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2008-06-11
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2008-06-11
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2008-05-26

Hello Martin.
Intresting project you are working on.

Yes it would be possible to update the osc inventory server during bootup. For example, it would be possible to make the client send information via a startup script to the ocsinventory server. Right now the pyocsclient do not support sending information to the ocsinventory server communication engine.

Regards
Björn Sundberg

What do you think how long it will take till this feature is implemented

Sorry for the late reply. Now it is possible to update via ocsinventory server communication engine.
Need to test the code a bit more but it seems to work.

Regards
Björn Sundberg