You may come to the point where they have to maintain complex documentation of your racks, devices, links and network resources. Often people end up with putting all that information in some kind of spreadsheet and update that spreadsheet every time they do changes. That may work until more than one person is doing the job. After that it turns into a nightmare and most of the people find it extremely irritating. Rack Tables aims to provide a complete solution to this problem.
So how do you install RackTables, well it’s not too bad actually, all you need to do is download the source code, setup your database and run the simple RackTables install wizard, so let’s get started:
sudo tasksel install lamp-server
Download and install RackTables
cd /tmp wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/racktables/files/RackTables-0.19.4.tar.gz tar xvzf RackTables-0.19.4.tar.gz mv RackTables-0.19.4/wwwroot /var/www/html/racktables
mysql -uroot -p mysql> create database racktables; mysql> grant all on racktables.* to root; mysql> grant all on racktables.* to root@localhost; mysql> grant all on racktables.* to rackuser; mysql> grant all on racktables.* to rackuser@localhost; mysql> set password for rackuser@localhost=password(‘rackpw’); mysql> exit
Input the URL http://127.0.0.1/racktables/?module=installer on web browser, you should not be greeted with the simple RackTables install wizard, simply follow the onscreen commands:
Once you have gone through the instalation page you should be granted with the RackTables Homescreen:
If you need further help using RackTables see this wiki.
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