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OCS Inventory NG Integration
OCS Inventory NG is an open-source inventory management system. An integration with OCS Inventory NG allows ]po[ to import inventory information as configuration items, allowing helpdesk and other support groups to associate tickets and other information with physical devices, software etc.
The interface code is included in the intranet-confdb package in the folder "ocs_inventory". Core of the integration is the "ocs2pg.perl" PERL script that converts a OCS MySQL database dump into a format suitable for importing into the ]po[ PostgreSQL database.
The data from OCS inventory are NOT referenced by any other ]po[ object (and should not in the future). This way it is possible to delete the OCS data completely or even to delete the tables.
Status and Download
The interface code is included in the intranet-confdb package which is part of the ]po[ standard distribution, so that you do not have to download any additional sofware.
The OCS Inventory NG integration link is working stable at one ]project-open[ customer at the moment. However, manual configuration is required to install the integration link so please contact us for support unless you have an experienced system administrator in your team.
1. Dump the contents of your MySQL "ocs" database to a .sql file
Login as user root or any other user that has full MySQL access and issue the command:
mysqldump --databases ocs > ocs-dump.mysql.sql
As a result, you should get a ocs-dump.mysql.sql file with around 100kB size.
2. Convert the MySQL database dump into a PostgreSQL database dump
]project-open[ provides a tool capable of converting a MySQL dump into PostgreSQL format.
perl /web/projop/packages/intranet-confdb/ocs_inventory/ocs2pg.perl ocs-dump.mysql.sql ocs-dump.pg.sql
Please note that there was an issue in the ocs2pg.perl script when processing data from OCS Inventory 2.x. This bug has been fixed in ]po[ V22.214.171.124.0 on 2014-07-15.
3. Create the PostgreSQL "ocs" database
As user "projop" please issue the commands (on the shell level):
createdb ocs createlang plpgsql ocs
4. Import the OCS data into a new PostgreSQL database
You can manually import the OCS database dump into PostgreSQL by executing:
psql -f ocs-dump.pg.sql
Please examine the output for errors:
At this point all OCS data should be available inside the PostgreSQL "ocs" database. You can check this for example using the following commands:
su - projop (make sure you are logged in as user "projop") psql ocs (start the psql client with database "ocs") select * from hardware; (SQL command to show a table)
There should be several lines of output resembling hardware items from OCS inventory.
5. Create ]project-open[ Objects from OCS objects
Please execute the script "import.ocs.sql" PL/SQL script that creates ]project-open[ configuration items from OCS hardware items:
psql -f import.ocs.sql
Now you should find OCS hardware objects in the ]project-open[ configuration database.