Racked Hardware Visualization Tool
The purpose of this tool is to assist in planning and tracking of hardware changes to racks in a data center, and to provide a host-oriented interface into other database tools. For example, the Open Source Development Labs tie this in with their project and testing service databases.
The core of rackview is implemented as a Perl module so that it can be integrated with a variety of different kinds of tools. Sample commandline and CGI scripts are included, which should be sufficient for basic needs.
The CGI tool is suitable for use as a handler for an imagemap type of interface; an example of this is included as well as an explanation of how it was done. Any drawing tool could be used to produce the imagemap; this example was created using Sodipodi, an open source 2D scalable vector graphics drawing program that runs on Linux and Windows.
January 4, 2006
Rackview is now available to all Gentoo users through the packages tree. If you use Gentoo, you can install it by simply typing `emerge rackview'.
October 8, 2003 - Release 0.07
This release replaces several internal modules with use of Eidetic as a dependency. This is expected to cause some breakage, so if you run into trouble installing, stick with 0.06. There are no major feature differences for rackview for 0.06 to 0.07 other than the change to use Eidetic.
July 30, 2003 - Release 0.06
This release includes the minor feature addition of being able to apply a header/footer to rackview-generated pages. It is available for download from SourceForge.
May 29, 2003 - Release 0.05
Kees Cook has done a ton of work on rackview, adding several new features:
Release 0.05 is available for download.