The purpose of this repository is to collect a set of scripts that can scrape various vendors websites for information about the firmwares they have available.
This again can be useful for system administrators as a small database they can query, to check if their own systems are up to date.
How do I use it with Icinga?
Download firmwaredb.csv and check_firmware. check_firmware should be run as a simple nrpe plugin. It will attempt to look up firmwares in /var/lib/nagios/firmwaredb.csv.
This is the entire firmware database as a csv-file.
May contain the following fields:
Type | Vendor | Model | Identifier | Version | Severity | SeverityText
- Dell Inc.
- A string unique to a group of firmwares that are compatible with eachother
- A string unique to the Identifier for which it belong
- A numerical value indicating the importance of the update. The exact meaning of the number is specific to the identifier, but higher means it is more important.
- A string describing what the numerical value means. This is sourced from the vendor.
Of these fields, only Type, Identifier and Version are mandatory.
This is a script that runs local tests on a live Linux system, and the looks up the results in fwdb. Can be used together with Nagios / Icinga.
I don't know of any existing tools that does this across hardware vendors, and I need this in my daily job as a system administrator. I'm putting it here in hopes that it will be useful.
Currently supported hardware
|BIOS||HP||ProLiant BL465c G7||A19||hpbios|
|BIOS||HP||ProLiant DL360 G6||P64||hpbios|
|BIOS||HP||ProLiant DL380 G6||P62||hpbios|
|BIOS||HP||ProLiant DL385 G6||A22||hpbios|
|BIOS||HP||ProLiant DL360 G7||P67||hpbios|
|BIOS||HP||ProLiant DL380 G7||P68||hpbios|
|BIOS||HP||ProLiant DL360p Gen8||P71||hpbios|
|BIOS||HP||ProLiant DL380e Gen8||P73||hpbios|
|BIOS||HP||ProLiant ML110 G7/DL120 G7||J01||hpbios|
|Controller||HP||Smart Array P212, P410, P410i, P411, P712m, and P812||HPSA02||hpsa|
|Controller||HP||Smart Array P220i, P222, P420i, P420, and P421||HPSA01||hpsa|
License (It's MIT)
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