Linux System Documentation

Blake Barnett shadoi at
Tue Nov 7 15:46:33 MST 2006

Check out Puppet and Facter (which Puppet depends on):


On Nov 6, 2006, at 10:39 AM, Chad Butler wrote:

> I am looking for a way to automate the documentation of a hand full of
> Linux/Windows servers.  Ideally, I would like to find a script that
> can be run on either platform that will produce a consistent report
> that includes such information as:
> -network settings
> -installed software
> -hardware specs
> -etc.
> I stumbled upon this script that appears to be exactly what I need.
> After a quick test run, it became apparent that Linux support was
> minimal.  The utility produces a very useful report for Windows
> systems, but gives little more than an enumeration of the /etc/passwd
> and /etc/group files on Linux systems.  I realize that it may be
> unrealistic to expect to find a good tool that will produce consistent
> results for Windows and Linux systems.
> What are PLUG users using to document their Linux servers for disaster
> recovery purposes?
> Thanks,
> Chad Butler
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