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IT Inventory and Resource Management with OCS Inventory NG 1.02 by Barzan Tony Antal

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Summary

In this chapter, we got into the nuts and bolts of package deployment and remote command execution functionalities of the OCS Inventory NG suite. It's a client-server (agent) model and remote execution is possible via those agents running on every inventoried client computer.

Over the course of this chapter, we learned how to create a package, the kind of steps we need to go through in order to build one. Once a package is done, it needs to be activated. To add a layer of security, the OCS-NG deployment mechanism is secured with HTTP over SSL. The metadata info XML file is retrieved via HTTPS protocol.

While a package is activated, it does not mean it has been deployed yet. As such, we learned how to select the target computers on which ...

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