OCS Inventory is part of our Asset Management module integrated into NetEye. Open Computer and Software Inventory Next Generation (OCS Inventory NG) is free software that enables users to inventory IT assets. OCS-NG collects information about the hardware and software of networked machines from the machines themselves running the OCS client program (“OCS Inventory Agent”). OCS can then visualize the inventory through a web interface. In addition, OCS can deploy applications on computers according to search criteria. The agent-side IpDiscover tool makes it possible to discover the entirety of networked computers and devices. GLPI is the other component of the Asset Management module, and is connected to OCS Inventory via a plug-in.
Many clients ask us how they can change the default language in OCS Inventory since it supports multiple languages. In the open source world, the community translates the user guide and GUI labels from English to another language. This activity is very simple, below how to do it.
When you log on to NetEye 3.14 (the latest release), you will see:
Select OCS Inventory from the menu on the left. You should see the OCS interface:
This is the result for the default language (English). On the NetEye server, edit the file /var/lib/neteye/ocsng/ocsinventory-reports/ocsreports/var.php in order to change the default value to another. Find the following section in that file:
and change it to one of the supported languages (for example, Italian):
Save the file, reopen the browser, and refresh the page:
The supported languages are:
Here’s a final example with Japanese: