GLPI stands for “Gestionnaire libre de parc informatique”, GLPI is the Information Resource-Manager with an additional Administration- Interface. You can use it to build up a database with an inventory for your company (computer, software, printers…). It has enhanced functions to make the daily life for the administrators easier, like a job tracking system with mail-notification and methods to build a database with basic information about your network-topology.
Linux or Windows Operating system
Apache webserver with php support
Mysql Database with php support
Preparing your system for GLPI Installation
Apache with php support
If you want to install apache2 with php support check here
Now you need to increase memory size for your php in /etc/php4/apache2/php.ini file has this line you need to change with the following
memory_limit = 8M
memory_limit = 20M
after changing this you need to restart apache webserver using the following command
Mysql Database with php support
#apt-get install mysql-server php4-mysql
First you need to download the GLPT .tar.gz file from the download section of GLPI website in to your webserver root directory.For debian users default document root is /var/www/ so i am downloading in to this.
#tar xzvf glpi-0.68.2.tar.gz
Now you should be having glpi directory in /var/www/ and check write permissions are available for glpi folder or not.
To begin the installation you must to use your browser point to http://yourserverip/glpi/
During the first connection, a step by step installation starts and you should see the following screen in this you need to select your language and click ok.
Now you have to accept the licence and click on continue.
Next screen you need to select install or update.I have selected install in this option.
Once you click on install you should see the screen “checking the compatibility of your environment” if something is missing it will give the error and you need to fix.If everything is fine you should see the following screen and click on continue.
Now you need to setup database connection here you need to enter your mysql server, mysql user and mysql user password and click on continue.
Here you need to select create new database,enter glpi (any of your choice) and click on continue.
This time the database is initialized with the default values. Some informations are given to you on these values. Read this information attentively and click on continue.
Now it will display the information about the installation of GLPI is now finished, a summary is displayed. Read these informations attentively and click on use GLPI.
Once you click on use GLPI you should see the following screen asking for username and password.
By defauly glpi is having the following username and passwords to login
glpi/glpi for the administrator account
tech/tech for the technician account
normal for the normal account
post-only/post-only for the postonly account
Select glpi username and password to login in to the glpi with administrator permissions and you should see the following screen.
If you login using tech user account you should see the following screen.
If you login using normal user account you should see the following screen.
If you login using post-only user account you should see the following screen.
That’s it and you glpi installation completed and i really like this software personally.