Comparing Unix and configuration collectors

Compare several flavors of Unix here.

Other configuration collectors are:

  • cfg2html
    Configuration in plain data and in html, supported platforms: HP-UX 10.xx/11.xx, SunOS/Solaris, SCO Open Server, Linux (SUSE, Debian & Red Hat) and NT4.0/Win2000 (currently beta) systems. Refer to for the major downloads.

  • OCS Inventory
    OCS Inventory is open source inventory and package deployment software for Windows and Unix like computers.

  • dconf
    Dconf is a tool to collect a system's hardware and software configuration. It allows you to take your system configuration with you and compare systems (like nodes in a cluster) to troubleshoot hardware or software problems. It can also be configured to send out configuration changes at given intervals to a group of people, or store a new snapshot when system changes happen.

  • Ecora ©
    Automate configuration reporting, change tracking & patch management for your entire IT infrastructure. Agent-free architecture, based on remote access with username/password from server. This software is licensed.

  • SysInfo ©
    Displays various types of information about a host's hardware and operating system (OS) software. It is intended to provide information in both human readable and program parsable formats. System Administrators can use SysInfo © to obtain hardware asset information and OS configuration information. Programs that use SysInfo © can obtain this information in a platform independent manner. Supported platforms: HP-UX, AIX, IRIX, Linux, SunOS and Solaris. This software is licensed.

  • Tripwire ©
    Tripwire Change Monitoring and Reporting systems give organizations visibility into service-affecting changes and, in the process, increase security, install process accountability, and improve system availability. The software detects changes on servers and network devices.

  • ServDoc
    Perl-based, collects documentation of all the hard- and software on your system.

  • SYDI
    Documenting a network can seem like a huge project, SYDI helps you get started. Instead of manually collecting information like ip addresses, os version, hardware configuration the scripts collects this automatically it can write directly to Word (or XML).

  • Linux-Explorer
    Linux System Information Gathering Tool.

  • xsos
    xsos - Summarize system info from sosreports

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