It was time to think about Assett Managment inside my enironment. It worked in the past to utilize Excel sheets for inventory management. But after completing HomeLab Stage XXXIX: Cohesity Cluster I spend time with this topic:
I was looking for a nice web based solution to maintain and track all of my HomeLab equipment. I wanted a solution, that is hosted inside my environment. Where to start with?
I found an open source based solution: Snipe-IT
I downloaded the OVA and deployed the VM inside my main datacenter:
That was the easy part: Now the hard one: Adding all my stuff inside the system……. It took several days to check all systems (serial numbers, tags, warranty infos, licenses and components)
All the hard work is done: Everything and I really mean everything inside my HomeLab is now inside the Snipe-IT VM Database…..
I added hardware, software licenses and consumables like the toner for my printer:
You can now easily find and track every single hardware of your setup. For example here the asset list for my Ubiquiti switches:
I did an inventory of all my different components like every single memory module:
You can map the different components to your assets. For example what is attached or built into what system:
That was exactly the solution I was looking for. The inventory for all your HomeLab stuff. You can add people to it and map assets and components to them. You have borrowed something to a friend? No problem, track it within your own system. Of course, that system is also backed-up with my Cohesity Cluster…… 🙂
Stay tuned for the next episode of my HomeLab journey. There are many more to come……