Server / Network Documentation with SYSID

Documentation is always tedious task for system administrators, especially there are 50’s and 100’s of servers. Recently I planned to document all my servers. After a long search I reached SYSID site, it is an open source, nice VB Script and python script for creating  decent looking documents,   It is very nice to document windows servers and desktops, The project home can reach from this URL:

There are four service provided by SYDI, namely…

SYDI-Server -Server is a tool for documenting Windows computers
To run the script: cscript.exe sydi-server.vbs (-h for help)

SYDI-Exchange – Exchange is a tool for documenting MS Exchange Organizations.
To run the script: cscript.exe sydi-exchange.vbs (-h for help)

SYDI-SQL- SQL is a tool for documenting MS SQL Servers
To run the script: cscript.exe sydi-sql.vbs (-h for help)

SYDI-Linux- Linux is a tool for documenting Linux systems, now it only really supports Gentoo.
To run the script: ./

How does SYDI do this?

At the most basic level SYDI consists of a collection of scripts which collects information from your servers and networks, then writes the data to a report.
Documenting a network can seem like a huge project, SYDI helps you get started. Instead of manually collecting information like ip addresses, os version, hardware configuration the scripts collects this automatically it can write directly to Word (or XML)

Good Luck for your Documentation efforts  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

About Anoop Nair

I am a Linux and Networking geek, Interest to learn more and fun to do new experiments, happy to share knowledge that I have learned and experienced in my life and carrier, also trying to learn more on Firewalls, Linux, Switching, Routing etc..............

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