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Hello FusionInventory users and future users,

The FusionInventory team will be present in Paris (France), the 20 and 21 May 2014, at meeting SolutionLinux.

The developpers present at the exhibition stand are:

  • David Durieux (the 2 days)
  • Guillaume Rousse (the 21 only)
  • Kevin Roy (the 2 days)

So if you want to speak agent developpment, prefer come the 21 instead the 20.

For people come on stand, we will offer a very nice FusionInventory gobelet:

In the background of the stand, you will see too a unique comic from commitstrip created for us.

Know too we will share the stand with GLPI project ;)

See you at SolutionLinux!

Posted Sat May 17 00:00:00 2014

FusionInventory Agent 2.3.7 release

Hello FusionInventory users,

The FusionInventory Agent maintainers are glad to announce the 2.3.7 release.

You can download it from the usual places:

See download instructions for details.

This release drops support for deprecated SNMP dictionary and SNMP models, allowing a large code cleanup for network discovery and inventory, while also providing better retrieval of firmware and serial numbers. It also fixes multiple minor issues with local inventory, and allows to log executed commands with debug level two or more. See the Changes file for details.

The subsequent 2.3.7.1 release only fixes a crash for BSD users in local inventory.

We did our best to provide a solid release, please contact us if you believe you find something unexpected.

Posted Tue Apr 29 00:00:00 2014

No mandatory SNMP model anymore

The FusionInventory network inventory task, which should be more precisely described as remote inventory through SNMP, has always been plagued by a critical limitation: SNMP models. Such a model enumerates mappings between SNMP OIDs and inventory variables, such as 'the location is available at OID .1.3.6.1.2.1.1.1.6.0', and was mandatory because there was no intelligence in the agent itself, making it unable to perform anything without this information. In order to inventory any kind of device, the relevant model had to be defined first and assigned to this device second, which was a problem in itself, as device identification was based on exact matching of SNMP SysDescr string only... (See ?Network discoveryimprovements for details).

Since the agent 2.3.4 release, we introduced simple but radical changes, using default hardcoded OIDs for most variables, and minimum intelligence for determining what to extract from the context. The agent is now able to retrieve almost every interesting information from any device out of the box, which is a huge improvement of the situation. Some specific pieces of information are still problematic:

  • firmware version numbers seems way too much versatile to be automatically retrieved
  • printers print counters seems also lack any kinf of standardisation
  • printers consumable levels are easily extracted, but identifying them precisely is quite difficult

Network inventory without model was sofar only possible from command-line, through fusioninventory-netinventory executable, as the GLPI FusionInventory plugin didn't allowed to run an inventory task for devices without model. This constraint has been relaxed with 0.84+2.1 release, and is now only enforced for agent whose version is less than 2.3.4.

Posted Wed Mar 12 00:00:00 2014

FusionInventory Agent 2.3.6 release

Hello FusionInventory users,

The FusionInventory Agent maintainers are glad to announce the 2.3.6 release.

You can download it from the usual places:

See download instructions for details.

This release fixes multiple minor issues with network discovery and inventory, especially for SNMPv3 users. It also introduces a more explicit error message when the agent is run without any task installed, as it often occurs when using packages with each task distributed separatly. See the Changes file for details.

We did our best to provide a solid release, please contact us if you believe you find something unexpected.

Posted Mon Mar 10 00:00:00 2014

FusionInventory plugin for GLPI 0.84+2.1

The Fusioninventory plugin for GLPI 0.84+2.1 has been released and it comes with the following changes:

  • Massive actions added on "ignored devices" list.
  • Static groups have been reactivated in code.
  • Use blacklist for monitors attached to computers.
  • SNMP inventory without XML models.
  • Import of aggregated ports on network switches.
  • Inventory:
    • Massive actions in computers list to target a Deploy task was broken.
    • Fixed a lot of monitors inventory related issues.
    • Fixed some Lock fields issue.
    • The imported sofwares are set to recursive if they are assigned to a parent entity relative to the entity of the computer.
    • Fixed IP addresses that were not correctly imported.
  • Deploy:
    • The Deploy repository cleanup script has been fixed and updated to take the new 0.84 repository structure.
    • Fixed Deploy json structure inconsistencies.
    • Fixed some communication issues with the agent.
  • Tasks:
    • Restored multiple jobs in tasks configuration.
    • Fixed issue with VMWare inventory tasks.
  • Installation:
    • Fixed some previous update regressions.
  • Rules engine:
    • Fixed some import rules related issues.

Important

For those who updated from 0.83 to 0.84+1.0, there has been some missing code issue that led to a broken Deploy repository.

Now, you can fix and recover your repository by injecting the following two tables from a 0.83+x.x backup of your databases :

$ mysql glpi_tmp < backup_0.83.sql
$ mysqldump glpi_tmp glpi_plugin_fusinvdeploy_fileparts > fusinvdeploy_fileparts.sql
$ mysqldump glpi_tmp glpi_plugin_fusinvdeploy_files > fusinvdeploy_files.sql
$ cat fusinvdeploy_fileparts.sql fusinvdeploy_files.sql | mysql glpi_prod

You can download this release from the following address: http://forge.fusioninventory.org/attachments/download/1281/fusioninventory-for-glpi_0.84+2.1.tar.gz

Important

Make sure to backup your previous installation (files and database) before upgrading.

Posted Thu Feb 27 17:54:19 2014
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