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Describes a system for presenting information on the hardware configuration of our servers and clients.

This publication is available in Web form and also as a PDF document. Please forward any comments to

Table of Contents

1. Requirements
2. Presentation
3. Sources of information
3.1. Information from LDAP
3.2. Information from the GetHardware XML-RPC service
3.3. The scanreport.xml file: Specifying report parameters
4. Table design principles
5. Information to be presented
6. Web layout
6.1. Format of the server table
6.2. Room page layout

1. Requirements

New Mexico Tech Computer Center (TCC) users need a centralized report of TCC workstations and user-accessible servers. For example, a user might need to know processor speeds and memory capacities in order to schedule a long-running process, or to find systems with a specific peripheral device.

Internal documentation for this project, including all code in literate programming style, can be found in the hwscan3 IMS.