Netdisco Appliance


What is Netdisco?
Netdisco is an Open Source web-based network management tool. http://netdisco.org/

What is this appliance?
A pre-built vmware virtual machine running Netdisco. Sourceforge Download

What do I need to run the appliance?
Vmware player or any other of the vmware products that host virtual machines. http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

Install Instructions:

All passwords are netdisco, check the netdisco.conf and netdisco_apache.conf if you want to change the db password.

Update /etc/rc.conf to customize network settings (enable sendmail if you need system notifications). At the minimum, you need an IP address, DHCP is good for testing, but a static is recommended. Here is an overview of rc.conf, network_interfaces has details on the configuration, and you need defaultrouter. If going with a static, also update /etc/resolv.conf for dns settings and /etc/hosts could be updated as well.

Update the settings in /usr/local/netdisco/netdisco.conf, specifically snmp strings.

The webgui user is named admin. (Optional) Add a user to the Netdisco application that will be the administrator account. (step 9.4)
/usr/local/netdisco/netdisco -u joebob

start at step 12 in the Install document : http://netdisco.org/install.html#12__discover_a_device_in_netdisco

recommended:

change passwords for root, admin, netdisco, netdisco user on database (named netdisco)


Need more info?

The Netdisco users mailing list is a great place to start.

Or you can email me: wokka at wokka dot org.

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