[u-u] Asset tracking...

Colin McGregor colin.mc151 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 14 07:30:10 EST 2015

On Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 5:43 PM, Hello Kittyhawk <bdb at gts.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Jan 2015, Colin McGregor wrote:
> |
> |At an office staff meeting today the question of how to track servers
> |came up. There are people who would like to be able to tell in seconds
> |that say :
> |
> |[...]
> |
> |In summary track everything of ANY consequence about every server.
> |Further be able query by all data fields, (ie: list all servers
> |running "Quake II" or in cage #4, rack #102, etc).
> |
> |Anyone have any suggestions as to what could handle the above
> |painlessly? I have run across references to a program called "Collins"
> |(https://tumblr.github.io/collins/), anyone know how well it would
> |handle the above?
>         Where would the data come from?  Do there need to be
>         "live" queries of the servers or from "sampled" data?

Current plan I guess would be sampled data, as in a server gets data
recorded, and if a change is made at the co-location site the changes
are entered. Real time tracking shouldn't be needed as in a normal
month the number of staff visits to the co-location site might be 1
per week (if that).

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