Install GLPI (IT and asset Managemet Software) from Ubuntu Repositories

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GLPI stands for “Gestionnaire libre de parc informatique”, GLPI is the Information Resource Manager with an additional Administration- Interface. You can use it to build up a database with an inventory for your company (computer, software, printers…). It has enhanced functions to make the daily life for the administrators easier, like a job tracking system with mail-notification and methods to build a database with basic information about your network-topology.

GLPI Requirements

  • Linux or Windows Operating system
  • Apache webserver with php support
  • Mysql Database with php support

Install GLPI From Ubuntu Repositories

sudo aptitude install glpi

This will start the installation and prompt for following questions

Configure database for glpi select yes and click enter

Enter your database administrative password select ok and click enter

Enter Mysql password for glpi select ok and click enter

Confirm password select ok and click enter

Glpi Configuration URL details select ok and click enter

This will complete the installation

Configuring GLPI

Now you need to point you web browser http://serverip/glpi

During the first connection, a step by step installation starts and you should see the following screen in this you need to select your language and click ok.

Now you have to accept the licence and click on continue.

Next screen you need to select install or update.I have selected install in this option.

Once you click on install you should see the screen “checking the compatibility of your environment” if
something is missing it will give the error and you need to fix.If everything is fine you should see the
following screen and click on continue.

Now we need to setup database connection here enter your mysql server, mysql user and mysql user password and click on continue.

Here we need to select create new database,enter glpi (any of your choice) and click on continue.

This time the database is initialized with the default values. Some informations are given to you on these
values. Read this information attentively and click on continue.

Now it will display the information about the installation of GLPI is now finished, a summary is displayed.

Read these informations attentively and click on use GLPI.

Once you click on use GLPI you should see the following screen asking for username and password.

By defauly glpi is having the following username and passwords to login

glpi/glpi for the administrator account
tech/tech for the technician account
normal for the normal account
post-only/post-only for the postonly account

Select glpi username and password to login in to the glpi with administrator permissions

Once you logged in you should see similar to the following screen

Enable OCS-NG Module

Ocsng is Open Computer and Software Inventory Next Generation is an application designed to help a network or system administrator keep track of the computers configuration and software that are installed on the network. Information about Hardware and Operating System are collected. OCS Inventory is also able to detect all active devices on your network, such as switch, router, network printer and unattended devices. It also allows deploying softwares, commands or files on client computers.

Go to Setup--->General--->Restrictions

Activate ocsng Mode to Yes click on post

I will write about ocsng soon and i personally like glpi this is very nice tool.

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7 Responses

  1. Ronova says:

    Fantastic guide! Worked a treat! We can use this rather than supportsuite… go open-source!

  2. Alberto Toquero says:

    I’ve started to used in my job one year ago, and I recommend it.
    It`s a fantastic tool!!

  3. Frank says:

    I see that you’re using the root mysql user for the DB connection. Is this value used only for the DB/Schema creation, or is this value persisted after the installation? It would be unwise to leverage the root user for the persistent connection information.

    The other issue that I see is that there is no socket/port selection in the mysql db configuration screen. If you use a socket other than /var/mysql.sock or a port other than 3306, what happens? Does it read from the ~/.my.cnf, or are you SOL? Can DB the server name be localhost:3307?


  4. Brandon says:

    Great tutorial — we’ve been using glpi on Windows since I didn’t know there was a aptitude package. We’ll be converting soon. Thanks!

  5. Mark Unwin says:

    Have a look at Open-AudIT. It is a PC configuration/inventory program. Runs on Win/Lin, PHP and MySQL. Uses VBScript and Bash to audit PCs. GPL Licensed.

  6. Patrick says:

    I was wondering if you ever got OCS-NG to work. I tried to do a install and it failed horribly. I feel its a issue w/ the installation scripts of OCS-NG. Anyways good article.

  7. Sakthi says:

    Hai ,
    Great guide to install glpi

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