about opsi

opsi is an open source client management system to manage heterogeneous environments. It enables the deployment and configuration from OS's and software on Windows and Linux computers. Opsi is a powerful tool that will allow you to manage from a dozen clients, up to several thousands. Through the integrated inventory you get an overview of the hardware and software.

This makes opsi the ideal tool for every system administrator. Opsi is deployed across all sectors in the fields of education, business and public administration.

The opsi key features are:

  • Automated software distribution and patch management (opsi client agent)
  • Automated OS installation (unattended or image based)
  • Hardware and software inventories
  • Support of multiple locations

Automated software distribution and patch management:

Automated and non-interactive software installation may reduce your cost of system administration. It increases the security of your system since you distribute and install service packs and security patches in time. The opsi client agent service checks if there is an installation request for any software or patch release. In this case the software will be installed on the PC using the script-based program opsi-winst, which initiates and controls the installation processes. This is normally done after every system boot and before the user login takes place.

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Automatic OS installation:

The operating systems Windows 7 - 11 und Server 2008 R2 – 2022 and Linux can be installed automatically without any user interaction.

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Hardware and software inventory:

The opsi-tool hwaudit collects hardware information via WMI and sends it to the opsi-server. The results will be displayed in the opsi management interface. The data can be sorted according to several hardware criteria.

The opsi-tool swaudit collects software information from the PC's registry and sends it to the opsi-server. The results can also be seen in the opsi management interface.

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Support of multiple locations:

Even with multiple locations opsi can be used. While storing and administrating the configuration data on one single server, the packages with the software can be deposited on several different depot server.

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