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Feature request - Linux machines in Inventory

Please add Linux machines to PDQ Inventory, please?



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  • Depends what you mean by "add Linux machines to PDQ Inventory".

    Collect your "Linux" machines Collect Non-Windows computers in PDQ

    After that, only thing I am using is good ol' Putty. Also, all *nix servers are in AD domain so it is convenient to use "%USERNAME%"

    "%ProgramFiles%\PuTTY\putty.exe" $(Computer:TARGET) -l %USERNAME%

    or different port

    "%ProgramFiles%\PuTTY\putty.exe" -P 522 $(Computer:TARGET) -l %USERNAME%

    VMware ESXi you can also access ssh or VMware vSphere Client. And again, in AD environment autologin with Windows session credentials is convenient.

    "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\VMware\**long path***\VpxClient.exe" -s $(Computer:TARGET) -passthroughAuth

    or web

    "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" https://$(Computer:TARGET)/ui

    Besides Powershell for Linux gives unlimited possibilities... Other than that, I really don't see any other point of managing "Linux machines" although would be cool to see under "Chassis" selection Tux logo 😃

    And remember... in PDQ all is possible as long as we have our imagination

    Happy scripting!

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  • Hello Maki, since my Linux machines are not in the domain, I need the scan-function of PDQ inventory yo add these machines to the inventory.

  • Hi,

    Well... all machines can be added if they have ip or hostname and "visible" but what to do afterward with them, you dont get much data or functionality for them in pdq? pdq is win and for *nix environment and inventory management, there are lots of cool products. I am using Ubuntu Landscape for managing my *nix, but there are lots of products for this.. I used to use spiceworks, ocs inventory ng, etc

    Happy hunting!

  • I also use Spiceworks but I would prefer PDQ, if they can scan Linux-machines 😦

  • good one ..