Inventory HOWTO

(Ashish and Ping, please update this as you go along if you notice any errors or anything.)

First, get the hardware information off of each machine (from tyagi).

Then, convert this config file to an Excel-readable CSV (comma-separated values) file using (Note: tyagi has a very old version of Perl, and cannot run this script.)

Lastly, read this file using Excel to generate a pretty inventory list.

Note: for a complete inventory, we need to also ensure that the machine list files are up to date, as well as the net diagrams. Ashish, Ping, we'll talk about this next week.

Jeff Terrell 10/03/05