Over at Packet Life, stretch has been talking about his/Digital Ocean’s cool new IPAM/DCIM. It’s open source, being developed like crazy and has some interesting features (for me, the ability to document my lab setup which is getting out of hand seems like a good place to start).
I ran through the installer on Github and squirted the install onto a fresh Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server on AWS. Here are my thoughts…
- The install instructions were very well written for a fresh OSS product, pretty much nothing failed the first time through. This is reminiscent of other Digital Ocean documentation I have read. I did need to jump out of editing a config file to generate a key, but that’s minor.
- From an absolute beginner with Linux pov (not quite the boat I’m in, but a boat I was fairly recently in) – there are a few things missing (like when to sudo/be root or not per command). It’s not a noobs setup guide, but it is pretty easy to follow otherwise.
- The installation/setup takes around 10-15 mins including generating the AWS EC2 host
- The interface of NetBox looks lovely and clean
That was pretty easy and quite smooth to install. Now it’s up and running I can’t wait to document my lab and post the results up here.