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David's picture

Anyone have any suggestions for a web based IT Asset Management application that could potentially be turned into an appliance?

The application needs to be iPad friendly.

Jeremy Davis's picture

But there are a couple mentioned/requested as Appliance Candidates; namely Dspace (website) and Razuna (website). I have no idea about whether or not they are iPad friendly or not...

It might be nice to check them out and look at fulfilling one of those existing requests/suggestions first. However, as this is a shortfall in the TurnKey Library (i.e. there is no existing specific IT Asset Management solution) and assuming that you are proposing doing the work, I think that any FOSS software that you found appropriate would be a great thing to add to the TurnKey lineup.

So if none of those take your fancy, then a quick google turned up a few more. These are a few that seemed relevant at a glance:

ITDB - http://www.sivann.gr/software/itdb/
OCS Inventory - http://www.ocsinventory-ng.org/en/
Asset, Inventory and Risk Assessment - http://sourceforge.net/projects/assetmng/

Snipe IT looked alright too, but unfortunately it's still in alpha so not suitable as an appliance...

David's picture

Snipe IT would absolutely be my first choice if it were developed further.

Jeremy Davis's picture

Let's hope that they get to a stable release soon! :)

snipe's picture

Hey guys - just came across this post, sorry for the delayed comment. I'm the dev for Snipe-IT.

The master branch of Snipe-IT can be considered stable, and we're always very careful to make sure that no database migrations will be destructive to data. We'll probably have a 1.0 release out shortly, but in the meantime, it's stable enough to use. (I use it, and lots of other people do in production. The only thing I suggest to folks is that they backup their database before upgrading, which is good practice in general.)

Definitely let me know if you have any questions or specific concerns.

Jeremy Davis's picture

Thanks for posting. Congrats too as I note that you now have a v1.0 release - although the link to it on this page has a typo; it links to hhtpps://github...

It'd be great to add Snipe-IT to our library although I'm not sure that we have the resources to work on it anytime soon though, unless someone (from the community) takes it up. If you or anyone from your community want to have a crack, then please let us know and I will do my best to assist in helping you out if need be...

Ganesh's picture

Hey there,

I am beginer in IT... currently pursuing Masters in Computer Applications,

recently i have been assigned the task in our college to install IT assets management .

I tried all the steps on the website provided for windows enviornment.

but i am not able to start the Snipe IT.

can you please help me out of this ?

Thanks in advance !

Regards,

Ganesh Kadam

Jeremy Davis's picture

So you won't find any Windows help here sorry... I don't know where you would get help. Perhaps that have forums or something? Good luck.

Ken Robinson's picture

I will be starting the TKL build code soon for work, then touching it up for TKL.

 

See this issue for details :

https://github.com/turnkeylinux/tracker/issues/729#

 

Or follow the progress at my TKL Build Code Repo:

https://github.com/DocCyblade/tkl-snipe-it

 

Regards,

Ken  
":0)

http://www.github.com/DocCyblade

Jeremy Davis's picture

TurnKey (both as an organisation and as a community) are blessed to have you onboard! Thanks again for all you contribute.
Jon's picture

Currently I'm trying to get the whole install of Snipeit automated by Bitnami meaning you run there application and it will properlysetup all the rpms and databases in its self contained enviroment, but in order to make this possible we need votes and you can use the following link to cast yoru vote. 

https://bitnami.com/stack/snipe-it?utm_source=bitnami&utm_medium=badge&utm_term=snipe-it&utm_campaign=Application%2BContest

 

Jeremy Davis's picture

Advertising our main competitor here in our forums...! Cheeky! :p
Kareem Knight's picture

Try Spiceworks. Windows based install with a web interface for management and general use. Should work fine with your iPad.
Jeremy Davis's picture

But unfortunately, your suggestion won't be much good for us!

Firstly our software appliances are Linux based (i.e. non-Windows headless servers, designed to run in a VM).

Secondly we only include open source software, so again Spiceworks is not an option.

Thanks anyway for trying to help out. :)

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