Q - How does the data import from OCSNG into GLPI 0.65 work?

A - Since GLPI version 0.65, data import from OCSNG is natively supported. There is no need for plugins any more.

To configure this mode, you must:

1) in the Setup section of the Administration menu, select General setup. In the displayed configuration page, set “Activate OCSNG mode” to yes.

2) an OCSNG Mode entry is now displayed in the Setup section of the Administration menu. This is where you must configure import options. You will note that there many more options than in previous versions, offering therefore a greater control.

3) now that the OCSNG mode is configured, an OCSNG section is displayed in the Tools menu. This is where you access the OCSNG mode controls. It is important to note that computers imported from OCSInventory-NG via GLPI 0.65's native mode are considered as new computers and are not automatically linked with their counterparts already present in the GLPI database. This will influence how you proceed from here.

Three options are available, jump straight to the third one if you have a pre-existing GLPI database and to the second one if you are starting from scratch :

a) Synchronization of the already imported computers — If you have been through one of the steps described below and have an imported database of computers, via this option you can now synchronise computers to which modifications have been brought in OCSInventory-NG.

b) Importation of new computers — If you are starting from scratch, select this option to import computers into you empty GLPI database.

c) Link new OCS computers to existing GLPI computers — if you are upgrading from a previous version of GLPI and have a database of computers imported from OCSInventory-NG, select this option. Link the computers you already have in you database to the new ones here.

Q - Why are there no softwares imported from OCSInventory-NG although I have configured the native OCSNG mode?

A - Since version 1.0-RC2 (, OCSInventory-NG has a software dictionary, with three default categories (“NEW, UNCHANGED & IGNORED”). All new software inventoried on client computers are placed, by default, in the “NEW” category. GLPI does not import software from this category (nor, obviously, from the “IGNORED” category). If you want software to be imported, you must place them either in the “UNCHANGED” category or a category you create.

Q - What is the use of OCSInventory-NG's software dictionary in GLPI 0.65?

A- The OCSInventory-NG dictionary allows you to group multiple software entries under the same heading. If you have a software A for which two versions, 1.x and 1.y, exist and are identical from your point of view, you can define a category “Software A” in the OCSInventory-NG dictionary. When you import from OCSInventory-NG, you will only one “Software A” entry instead of separate entries for each version. However, it is worthwhile to note that for the categories you create you will see no information in GLPI regarding to what is included under this heading. Only software in the category “UNCHANGED” is imported in full including all available information.