This is the README file for rackview, a perl script to display a set of computer racks in HTML with GD-generated clickable images for the hosts.

This tool was developed as an aid for laying out the Open Source Development Lab's new data center as part of its move to new facilities. While it's been primarily oriented to address internal needs, in the hopes that it may prove to be of value to other companies we are providing it as open source.

You may need to adapt this tool somewhat to fit with your existing hardware tracking tools and databases; a design document is provided in the doc/ directory to explain its workings. This document also includes definitions of the config file parameters and describes the example and how you could customize it for your use.

For more information on how to use the script, see the pod documentation via the command
perldoc erackview

perldoc Eidetic::Racks
or, after installation, view the man pages with

man erackview

man Eidetic::Racks

For instructions on how to install the script, see the file INSTALL.

Problems, questions, etc. may be sent to

rackview is Copyright (c) 2003, by Bryce Harrington and Open Source Development Labs.
All rights reserved. You may distribute this code under the terms of either the GNU General Public License or the Artistic License, as specified in the Perl README file.

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