Automating your server inventory
May 14, 2014, 11:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sandra Henry-Stocker)
Unix systems offer many commands that can be used to pull information from your servers and help you prepare an inventory of your systems. Putting these commands into a script can be especially handy if you are managing hundreds of servers. Depending on your setup, you can run these commands remotely and collect the results in a central repository or you can run them on each server and have the results sent back to a specified location.