Tellu 3.0.0: Inventory Management and Scripting

Feb 09, 2010

Inventory management software Tellu has been completely reworked and is now available in version 3.0.0.

Tellu's software architecture is split into four parts: agents in versions for Linux/UNIX, Mac OS X and Windows; a server in three different programs; the Tellu Skin user interface; and the Telmon monitoring client for X11.

MySQL and OpenLDAP serve as central data storage. As of version 3, the Tellu Expression Language (TEL) provides a simple scripting language to automate database operations.

The agents on the inspected machines collect lots of data such as operating system releases, hardware information, memory usage, network configuration, installed software and running processes. Multiple machines can be grouped in so-called factions, such as resources required for a certain project. Database entries can also include attachments, for example, driver programs or user guides.

Tellu displays among other things in its Web interface running processes on inspected machines.

Tellu 3.0.0 is ready for download as separate components from the BerliOS project page. The Windows agent is precompiled while others are in source code archives. Tellu is under the original BSD license.

Related content

  • Inventory Tools

    As a network grows in size, it becomes increasingly difficult to keep track of hardware, software, licenses, and infrastructure. Inventory solutions can provide significant relief.

  • Hyperic HQ

    Monitor a Java application server with Hyperic HQ.

  • Dr. Portscan

    Regularly scanning the ports on your own network prevents intruders from sneaking in, but if you have dozens or hundreds of servers, you'll need professional help: Dr. Portscan to the rescue.

  • Monitor Your Network with Zabbix

    Use Zabbix to keep tabs on all your machines across the network.

  • Pacemaker

    When a cluster node fails, the Pacemaker high-availability tool launches the services on another node. A lesser known feature is Pacemaker’s ability to put failed services back on their feet in the cluster manager.

comments powered by Disqus
Subscribe to our Linux Newsletters
Find Linux and Open Source Jobs
Subscribe to our ADMIN Newsletters

Support Our Work

Linux Magazine content is made possible with support from readers like you. Please consider contributing when you’ve found an article to be beneficial.

Learn More