Feature Overview

Automated update of the assets

FusionInventory acts like a gateway and collect information sent by the agents. It will create or update the information in GLPI it minimal effort from the administrator.

For now, these class of devices are supported:

  • Computers
  • Network devices
  • Printers
  • Virtual machines
  • Android phone

Virtual machines inventory

FusionInventory supports different virtualization mechanisms.

  • VMware vCenter/ESX/ESXi
  • Virtualbox
  • Libvirt
  • Xen
  • OpenVZ/Virtuozzo
  • Parallels
  • LXC
  • FreeBSD Jails
  • HPVM
  • Vserver
  • Hyper-V

Software deployment

You can use FusionInventory to install, update or remove software. You can also push administration scripts.

The solution can be run on any kind of operating system, espcially:

  • Windows
  • OS X
  • Linux
  • *BSD

FusionInventory is designed to take care of the network bandwidth.

Wake on Lan

The agent can send Wake on Lan order on its local network. By using the GLPI plugin, you can planify when computers have to be awaken and from which agent.

The solution main components

The agent

The FusionInventory Agent is a generic multi-platform agent. It can perform a large array of management tasks, such as local inventory, software deployment or network discovery. It can be used either standalone, or in combination with a compatible server (OCS Inventory, GLPI, OTRS, Uranos, …) acting as a centralized control point.

Two of these tasks are included in agent source distribution, local inventory and wake on lan. Other tasks are distributed separatly, excepted for binary distributions where they are bundled together.

The GLPI Plugin

GLPI is the Information Resource-Manager with an additional Administration Interface.

You can use it to build up a database with an inventory for your company (computer, software, printers, …). It has enhanced functions to make the daily life for the administrators easier, like a job tracking system with mail-notification and methods to build a database with information about your network-topology.

GLPI also comes with an integrated Request Tracking solution.

FusionInventory for GLPI is a plugin for GLPI.