What is ACD?

ACD stands for Automated Configuration Documentation. ACD is a program that can be used to gather hardware and software information about your installed systems. It is geared toward system administrators who manage a large base of heterogeneous systems.

What systems does it run on?

Currently at least minimal clients exist for Solaris 2.7, 2.8, Redhat Linux, and HP-UX. Due to the architecture of ACD, clients can be written for any architecture that you can build Perl on. The server requires Perl, a database, and an http server that supports CGI.

release date?

I am hoping to have a very pre-alpha release sometime in late May. If you can't wait, well, there is always anonymous CVS. If you'd like to work on ACD, e-mail me and we can talk.

anything else?

right now we're working pretty hard on ACD, so this page, as well as most of the documentation is pretty incomplete. We'll be working on improving it all in the very near future. I know this all sounds very much like vaporware, but it really isn't. ACD is currently running in two different installations, however the code isn't at all pretty right now, and the documentation is non-existent. Once the user interface is stable and sufficient documentation is written, we will put out an ACD release. Until then, try it out from CVS. Logo