What is it all about?
OCS Inventory NG or Open Computer and Software Inventory Next Generation is free software that enables users to automatically 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 allows the possibility of deploying applications on the computers according to search criteria.
* The OCS server receives inventories which are sent by agents in XML format, and stored data in MySQL database. * The Agents contact the server and not vice versa. The Server only listens during this process. Exchanges between agents and server are made in http and/or https. Software deployments and snmp scans are made in https only. * Simplified installation of server * Preconfigured XAMPP package for Windows * Parckage tar.gz with automatic install script * Deployment tools of agents by the network * OCS Deployment Tool based on psexec * OCSPackager and OCSLogon based on GPO and logon scripts * Additional features - Ipdiscover - Snmp - Plugins (Exemples) - Classics - GLPI (requests directly in OCS database) - LDAP for authentification on web interface (ocsreports)