I've got several Linux and Unix servers I am trying to gather documentation on. I'd like more information about what hardware is being used, what the most critical settings are and what software is installed.
Some of the information I could get with various tools specific to the distribution like up2date or yum, but I'm looking for a way to put together a comprehensive profile. There is a Windows program called SIW.exe that our network admin uses to profile the Windows servers he workks with and I'm jealous. I'd like to either find similar software for Linux and/or Unix or write a program that would gather the same information.
I started to write a batch file to gather what I knew I would need before I saw his Windows software. My batch file looked like:
df ( also see: df -h)
hdparm -tT /dev/hda
hdparm -tT /dev/sda