This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install OCS-NG (Open Computers and Software Inventory Next Generation) on Ubuntu 18.04 | 16.04 with Apache2 HTTP server.
For the uninitiated, OCS-NG is a free asset management platform that is easy to install, setup and manage and can run in almost any network environment.
With SNMP protocol scans, you’ll be able to gather information about your network hardware: printers, switches, computer, etc.
These devices don’t need to have OCS client installed to be discovered. Simply install OCS Inventory server and begin scanning your network.. In no time, you should begin to see devices appearing in your dashboard.
For some devices, OCS Inventory includes the package deployment feature that can be installed to on supported devices to gather even more information about device name, address, location and more.
If you’re looking for a IT hardware inventory system for your business, then OCS Inventory is a great place to start.
For more about OCS Inventory, please check their Homepage