[TriLUG] Good Open-Source MySQL Portal-Maker?
brian at strutmasters.com
Thu Feb 9 08:50:51 EST 2006
Yeah it can be a bit of a pain of tedium to build a computing
resource tracking tool from the ground up, but it's not *hard*,
particularly. I've done it. There are also prepackaged LAMP solutions;
one that a friend introduced me to is IRM
(http://www.stackworks.net/view.php/irm/index.html). I didn't play with
it extensively, but I personally didn't like it a lot. Probably if I
had time to sit down and really grind through the docs and figure out
how to make it fit my situation, I'd like it more. YMMV.
James Brigman wrote:
> Hey TriLUGers - Currently at work, we use a MS-SQL database for tracking
> servers and various configuration parameters about said servers: CPU #
> and speed, RAM, Disk, lease end date, etc. It's all manual, and it's an
> extreme pain to use and update (manually). Worse yet, it's not
> web-delivered, multi-user and remote sites can't use it at all. Plus,
> performance over WAN links is terrible.
> This seems like a perfect application to host on MySQL fronted with a
> web-form type front end. I'd love nothing better than to pull the data
> out of the MS-SQL database and put it into MySQL, then serve it using an
> authenticated, Apache-served web page.
> My question to the list is: has anyone built MySQL databases containing
> your equipment inventories and fronted with web portals where you can
> add/edit/delete the various bits of data?
> And if anyone is doing such a thing, is there a good tool for quickly
> making such a database portal, or am I just being a database n00b by
> assuming it's a major deal to do it from the ground up without a tool to
> help? (I figure things like drop-downs, select fields and data typing
> are non-trivial to do in a web form.)
> More importantly, is anyone using such a portal as a foundation for,
> say, NAGIOS monitoring, such that the NAGIOS tool uses the database to
> know what to monitor? What say you big pulsing *NIX brains of the
Brian A. Henning
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