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Mateusz Kurek
@mkurek
@neW1- allegro/ralph#2496 - here is fix for your bug - it'll be merged tomorrow
neW1-
@neW1-
@mkurek thanks! How much time would it usually take to reach the debian repository?
Mateusz Kurek
@mkurek
about 15-20 minutes after the PR will be merged (it's uploaded automatically)
neW1-
@neW1-
i updated to the latest ralph-core just now and get a 500 internal error when i try to visit the web page. Also getting the same errors when trying to resync the menus
Mateusz Kurek
@mkurek
@neW1- the newest deb wasn't uploaded yet to debian repo
neW1-
@neW1-
My bad, debug=true got reverted to false after the upgrade, no more internal errors
oh ok, i'll wait for it
Mateusz Kurek
@mkurek
@neW1- new deb should be in repo
neW1-
@neW1-
@mkurek thanks, i can confirm that it is indeed fixed!
Mateusz Kurek
@mkurek
great! i'll fix this annoying debug=true bug soon too :)
neW1-
@neW1-
awesome
greavette
@greavette
Hello, does Ralph give me the ability to track my Hard Drives and IP addresses? I'm looking to track for each individual drive in each of my physical server such things as - Serial, Warranty Expiry, Installed Date tracking and I'd like to be able to report on this HDD detail per server as well as be able to report on all IP's and which IP is assigned to which Host. Does Ralph have this level of detail available? Thank you.
greavette
@greavette
I'm confused...is Ralph 3 a full version or should I be installing Ralph 2 since Ralph 3 isn't full/finished?
Pierre-Yves Dubreucq
@pydubreucq
@greavette Ralph 3 is not fully finished, but it should be soon. It's better to begin to play with Ralph 3 I think (not for production)
greavette
@greavette
Thank you for this response. Will Ralph 3 allow me to add in more fields to, for example, the Hardware Generic components so I can add in dates of when a hard drive or stick of Ram was installed...or add new fields to Hardware Network tab so I can add in which eth NIC is used for cablling? I find Ralph almost perfect for my needs but there are a few fields missing to make it better for my use case.
Is there a place where I could make suggestions for new functionality (even if it just some new fields required)? Thank you.
Mateusz Kurek
@mkurek
hi @greavette . Ralph3 will be finished soon and we're working on the components (hard drives etc) right now. To this day we've added ethernet and memory components. IPAM feature is also ready to play with (see Network tab of single host).
greavette
@greavette
This is fantastic news! Thank you for your hard work on this project. I look forward to these new additions. Could I ask if your new components section will allow me to keep track of each hard drive in each bay on our server for the following - Make/Model, Serial Number, Size, Drive Bay Location, End of Warranty date and Date of install? Come to think of it...this same detail could be applied to RAM as well (instead of Drive bay DIMM slot). Would reporting be able to give us this new detail on HDD and Ram as well?
greavette
@greavette
This Ralph Asset Management System you've created has so much potential! I have lots of questions though and I don't know where to ask them so I'll add them here for now. If there is another place to confirm Ralph functions that I should post this please let me know. I've now installed Ralph 3 on my virtual machine. I'm reading the documentation and I'm confused by the potentially three types of Ralph's that exist. Ralph 2.x (obviously an older verion), Ralph-NG and Ralph 3. Is Ralph 3 going to be your go forward version to use? Where does Ralph-NG fit in?
Ralph 2.x seems to have some very good features like discovery. I don't see discovery in Ralph 3? Is there a roadmap of what currently exists in Ralph 2.x that will be incorporated into Ralph 3? I would like to test the discovery agent of Ralph but can't find it in my install of Ralph 3.
How can I change the heading of some fields in Ralph 3? I see in Hardware components the item heading of "memories'. I want this to say RAM instead. Is there a way to customize the headings to what I need/want?
I see Ralph 3 allows me to add custom fields...but it's not quite the way I need it. For example, in Memories section I want to add in the DIMM slot used by that RAM stick. Or another example, I want to add in the eth port used by a NIC/IP address. How can I add in extra fields to existing data collection?
greavette
@greavette
I would like to add in details for every physical server disk details. I see that Ram (Memories) is added. I will need to record for my physical servers the Drive Bay used, Disk Size, Make or Model of Disk, Speed, Date the disk was installed and the Date that warranty will end for that disk. How can I add this to the Asset Components for each server?
I have Supermicro servers that have multiple nodes in them. Think of them like a blade system. In my Server I have dual (2) power supplies only so it's just a case. This case has two hot swap nodes that are full servers. In each node I will have the full computer components of a server (RAM, Disk Bays, CPU's, NIC's..etc). So I need to be able to record in Ralph the rack location of this Server Case and give it a name...and I need to assign to this case each Server Node. Racktables allowed me to do something like this using a blade type system. I'm hoping Ralph will allow me the same function.
greavette
@greavette
It would appear that Ralph 2.x was a website (I didn't install it but saw reference within the installation instructions to using Apache). Ralph 3 runs as a service. Is there plans to have Ralph 3 run as a website like Racktables or is this the new method to run it as a service only?
Can Ralph be skinned so we can add in our Office name on the Dashboard?
I know you are all still working on Ralph 3 and more features are coming. I'm really very impressed with what you've done with this Asset Management system and would very much like to understand it better so I can document how our office can use it to our requirements. Thank you.
✪ vi4m Marcin Kliks
@vi4m
@greavette when it comes to autodiscovery, we have now ralph-cli - standalone, separate discovery tool for ralph http://ralph-ng.readthedocs.io/en/latest/user/ralph-cli/
we've implemented only hardware discovery plugins we already own, leaving architecture open for writing custom hardware plugins by 3rd party developers around the world.
Built-in plugins support only IDRAC and ILO at the moment, with the discovering information limited to the: (see example below)
    "model_name": "Dell PowerEdge R620",
    "processors": [
        {
            "model_name": "Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2650 v2 @ 2.60GHz",
            "family": "B3", // to be removed
            "label": "Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2650 v2 @ 2.60GHz", // to be removed
            "index": 1, // to be removed
            "speed": 3600,
            "cores": 8
        }
    ],
    "fibre_channel_cards": [
        {
            "firmware": "",
            "model": "",
            "speed": "",
            "wwn": "",
            "pwwn": "" // ...and any other "wwn" that can be found (we need them all)
        }
    ],
    "ethernets": [
        {
            "mac_address": "AA:AA:AA:AA:AA:AA",
            "model": "Intel(R) Ethernet 10G 4P X520/I350 rNDC",
            "speed": "", // add if possible
            "firmware_version": "", // add if possible
        }
    ],
    "disks": [
        {
            "model_name": "ATA Samsung SSD 840",
            "family": "ATA", // to be removed
            "label": "ATA Samsung SSD 840", // to be removed
            "size": 476,
            "serial_number": "S1AXNSAD8000000",
            "slot": "", // add if possible
            "firmware_version": "" // add if possible
        },
    ],
    "memory": [
        {
            "label": "Samsung DDR3 DIMM", // should be renamed to "model_name"
            "speed": 1600,
            "size": 16384,
            "index": 1 // to be removed
        },
    ],
    "software": [
        {
            "type": "firmware", // possible types: "firmware" and "os"
            "name": "iLO2",
            "version": "1.77"
        }
    ]
}
Michał Suszko
@msuszko
I've seen your MAC address commit, and wonder why you keep semicolons in database/
contrary to IP MAC has fixed positions for separators
Mateusz Kurek
@mkurek
@msuszko because "storage" is cheap and we want to store mac addresses in one convention - and the chosen standard is the way, which we want to present mac address to the user (so no need to processing this mac every time it's fetched from DB) and how we want it to be dumped to DHCP config (again, no need to processing with every request). Besides that, mac has fixed position for separator only when each octet is "full" (no expanding with 0, ex: "a:bb:cc:d:ee:ff" -> "0a:bb:cc:0d:ee:ff").
defrancesco
@defrancesco
HI I need to an information about ralph support
We are creating a solution for a big project and we want use ralph as CMDB, but we neet to know who provide support
which company or partner because our solution is an enterprise solution
✪ vi4m Marcin Kliks
@vi4m
We are (kind of) non profit organization so we don't provide commercial support apart from community support, at the moment.
But Ralph project is during active development by stable team of at least 8 developers from Allegro group since ~5 years. We share all sources.
defrancesco
@defrancesco
Thanks Marcin
defrancesco
@defrancesco
but let me say in an enterprise solution is important ensure support. My opinion is you have to create dedicated section of ralph team for commercial support in order to assure customers.
Michał Suszko
@msuszko
Looks like we won't be merging your code after #2336 anymore
Mateusz Kurek
@mkurek
why? do you have a lot of merge conflicts? or sth is not "compatible" with your requirements and needs?
Michał Suszko
@msuszko
Trying to keep foreign key from IP to network and automatically generating fake MAC addresses when saving IP are weird to me
Mateusz Kurek
@mkurek
so, how should it look like according to you? :)
(btw we don't generate fake mac addresses - we create Ethernet object without mac)
Mateusz Kurek
@mkurek
and about keeping FK from IP to network - yes - it causes today a bug in deployment, so i'm open to improvement ideas (ex. calculating it dynamically, based on ip/net address)
Michał Suszko
@msuszko
Don't you have interfaces other than ethernet? What about tunnels or IPoIB
I prefer to just link IP to an asset
another problem with IP <--> Ethernet mapping are bonded interfaces