Asset Management Tool- SnipeIT



  • I have few products that i am finalizing, and part of that, thinking of implementing SnipeIT. Hope this is the latest agreed product within ML to be used.


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    I think so.



  • I'm using it in production for a while now.



  • @scott - so long term, SnipeIT can't be replaced by Sodium because, I think, Sodium only works for devices you can install SALT on, where SnipeIT you can add entries manually? Is that right?



  • @dashrender said in Asset Management Tool- SnipeIT:

    @scott - so long term, SnipeIT can't be replaced by Sodium because, I think, Sodium only works for devices you can install SALT on, where SnipeIT you can add entries manually? Is that right?

    SNIPEIT is an asset management solution for check in check out operations.

    It's not a replacement to salt, which is a configuration and management tool.



  • @dustinb3403 said in Asset Management Tool- SnipeIT:

    @dashrender said in Asset Management Tool- SnipeIT:

    @scott - so long term, SnipeIT can't be replaced by Sodium because, I think, Sodium only works for devices you can install SALT on, where SnipeIT you can add entries manually? Is that right?

    SNIPEIT is an asset management solution for check in check out operations.

    It's not a replacement to salt, which is a configuration and management tool.

    I was wondering, could Salt be used as a replacement to SnipeIT? but as I hoped my post would indicate, even though I was wondering this, I was pretty sure it could not be because of lack of ability to manage non connected things.



  • @dashrender said in Asset Management Tool- SnipeIT:

    @dustinb3403 said in Asset Management Tool- SnipeIT:

    @dashrender said in Asset Management Tool- SnipeIT:

    @scott - so long term, SnipeIT can't be replaced by Sodium because, I think, Sodium only works for devices you can install SALT on, where SnipeIT you can add entries manually? Is that right?

    SNIPEIT is an asset management solution for check in check out operations.

    It's not a replacement to salt, which is a configuration and management tool.

    I was wondering, could Salt be used as a replacement to SnipeIT? but as I hoped my post would indicate, even though I was wondering this, I was pretty sure it could not be because of lack of ability to manage non connected things.

    Tower has a cool utility that will run scheduled scans on systems and output installed packages. It will show you any changes between any two dates the scan ran.

    It also shows any changes in gathered facts about the system.


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    @ambarishrh said in Asset Management Tool- SnipeIT:

    I have few products that i am finalizing, and part of that, thinking of implementing SnipeIT. Hope this is the latest agreed product within ML to be used.

    And thanks to a recent discussion on here it is not easier to update thanks to some changes to the install script.



  • @jaredbusch said in Asset Management Tool- SnipeIT:

    @ambarishrh said in Asset Management Tool- SnipeIT:

    I have few products that i am finalizing, and part of that, thinking of implementing SnipeIT. Hope this is the latest agreed product within ML to be used.

    And thanks to a recent discussion on here it is not now easier to update thanks to some changes to the install script.

    FTFY


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    @dustinb3403 that too


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    @dashrender said in Asset Management Tool- SnipeIT:

    @dustinb3403 said in Asset Management Tool- SnipeIT:

    @dashrender said in Asset Management Tool- SnipeIT:

    @scott - so long term, SnipeIT can't be replaced by Sodium because, I think, Sodium only works for devices you can install SALT on, where SnipeIT you can add entries manually? Is that right?

    SNIPEIT is an asset management solution for check in check out operations.

    It's not a replacement to salt, which is a configuration and management tool.

    I was wondering, could Salt be used as a replacement to SnipeIT? but as I hoped my post would indicate, even though I was wondering this, I was pretty sure it could not be because of lack of ability to manage non connected things.

    They play two different roles. Snipe-IT is "static asset" management. It's data you input and it stays there. Salt is a live management tool, not an asset too. So akin to Spiceworks. But Spiceworks is an asset discovery tool, Salt is not. So not exactly the same, but closer. But Salt won't store data about your monitor, for example, of that keyboard on the shelf.

    If in your case asset = running computer. Then yes, Salt or Spiceworks would do that. But if asset might be a retired computer, a new one not fired up yet, or a non-computing device, then no.


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    @dashrender said in Asset Management Tool- SnipeIT:

    @scott - so long term, SnipeIT can't be replaced by Sodium because, I think, Sodium only works for devices you can install SALT on, where SnipeIT you can add entries manually? Is that right?

    Correct. You might use Sodium to collect data to put into Snipe-IT, but that's about it.



  • If we need to have a true asset management system, I guess SnipeIT should be the better option as it can cover all assets online & offline. Does anyone have a process in place on how to use SnipeIT (the whole workflow as in when the machine get procured, goes through SnipeIT first, probably generate a QR/barcode, and then goes to IT stock and when user changes, comes back for updating on SnipeIT, same goes when it finally retires)?

    And any suggestions on the stickers that can be used on all assets including mobile devices (not decided about that yet, but having the codes on assets, could make it easier for the support team to quickly manage/update on SnipeIT). Need to find out the process for the qr/barcode scan and how this can be used with snipeit.


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    You can get those metallic stickers that rip apart when you try to take them off. Those can work well.



  • One of the ML users suggested this site for asset tags: http://www.myassettag.com/



  • @ambarishrh You have assets, asset models, asset types.

    You can demo the system here: https://demo.snipeitapp.com/ login as "admin" with "password" as the password.

    You want to start with Category and then Manufacturers then Asset Models, then lastly you create your individual assets.

    Category: iPad
    Manufacturer: Apple
    Asset Model: A1670
    Asset Tag: 000000000000044

    That's an example I just created.

    As for the labels, barcode scanner etc that's up to you. A basic label maker could work.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Asset Management Tool- SnipeIT:

    You can get those metallic stickers that rip apart when you try to take them off. Those can work well.

    Those are really expensive (IMO). Granted an asset tag should be unique, I don't see the value in spending $1 or more each per label only.

    Since most assets would have a serial number, I use the asset number as a quick reference. The serial number is only value that I truly value.



  • I started using the hosted version. One, because it was cheaper and two, because I needed something sooner than later and didn't have time to deploy and get it going. I confirmed that I can move the data out and host myself in the future.

    I like it overall but some of the importing has proven to be flaky when grabbing csv files. Sometimes the header doesn't really apply and I will have to make a small adjustment and then reimport. I am still in the process of adding assets but I like it overall. I also use SpiceWorks reports and verify against known good data as I import the csvs.


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