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Fusion Inventory User Guide: The Big Picture.

FusionInventory acts like a gateway and collect information sent by the agents.


It will create or update the information in GLPI it minimal effort from the administrator.


For now, these class of devices are supported: Computers Network devices Printers Virtual machines Android phone


Virtual machines inventory.

FusionInventory supports different virtualization mechanisms.

  • VMware vCenter/ESX/ESXi
  • Virtualbox
  • Libvirt
  • Xen
  • OpenVZ/Virtuozzo
  • Parallels
  • LXC
  • FreeBSD Jails
  • HPVM
  • Vserver

fusion inventory bigpicture


Original graph source:

node [shape=box, color=purple ];
resolution = "75";

subgraph cluster_0 {
    node [style=filled,color=white];
    "FusionInventory for GLPI" -> "GLPI engine" -> "DB";
    label = "GLPI";

subgraph cluster_1 {

    subgraph cluster_4 {

        "Local Inventory" -> "Agent" -> "FusionInventory for GLPI";
        "ESX Inventory" -> "Agent";
        "Network Inventory" -> "Agent";
        "Agent" -> "Deploy";
        label = "FusionInventory Agent";

    node [style=filled,color=white];
    "dmidecode" -> "Local Inventory";
    "dpkg" -> "Local Inventory";
    "registry" -> "Local Inventory";
    "rpm" -> "Local Inventory";
    "WMI" -> "Local Inventory";
    "dmidecode" -> "Local Inventory";
    "PCI info" -> "Local Inventory";
    "USB info" -> "Local Inventory";
    "virtual machines" -> "Local Inventory";
    "more" -> "Local Inventory";
    "Deploy" -> "set some configuration";
    "Deploy" -> "add software";
    label = "Computer(s)";

subgraph cluster_2 {
    node [style=filled,color=white];
    "vCenter1" -> "ESX Inventory";
    "esx4" -> "ESX Inventory";

    "esx1" -> "vCenter1";
    "esx2" -> "vCenter1";
    "esx3" -> "vCenter1";
    "vm1" -> "esx1";
    "vm2" -> "esx2";
    "vm3" -> "esx2";
    "vm4" -> "esx3";
    "vm5" -> "esx3";
    "vm6" -> "esx4";
    label = "VMware API";

subgraph cluster_3 {
    node [style=filled,color=white];
    "printer 1" -> "Network Inventory";
    "printer 2" -> "Network Inventory";
    "switch 1" -> "Network Inventory";
    "unknown device" -> "Network Inventory";
    label = "Networks";

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About Hugo Repetto

Ubuntu is a Linux distribution that offers an operating system predominantly focused on desktop computers but also provides support for servers. Based on Debian GNU / Linux, Ubuntu focuses on ease of use, freedom in usage restriction, regular releases (every 6 months) and ease of installation.
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