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RackMonkey 1.2.5 Released

A new release of RackMonkey is now available for download. RackMonkey is a web-based tool for managing rack-mount equipment such as servers, switches, routers and storage devices. New features in RackMonkey 1.2.5 include UI improvements, Excel spreadsheet export, MySQL support (in addition to SQLite and Postgres), high quality printing and support for associating applications with devices. For more information and to download the new release visit http://rackmonkey.org.

Posted by Flux 2009-07-05

RackMonkey 1.2.5 RC1 Released

RackMonkey is a web-based tool for managing rack-mount equipment such as application servers, switches, video encoders, routers and storage devices.

RackMonkey 1.2.5 Release Candidate 1 is now available for download from http://www.rackmonkey.org. The final release of 1.2.5 is expected in the next few weeks.

New features in RackMonkey 1.2.5 include UI improvements, Excel spreadsheet export, MySQL support (in addition to SQLite and Postgres), high quality printing and support for associating applications with devices. ... read more

Posted by Flux 2009-06-05

RackMonkey v1.2.5 Preview 3 Released

RackMonkey is a web-based tool for managing rack-mount equipment such as application servers, switches, video encoders, routers and storage devices.

The final preview release of RackMonkey v1.2.5 is now available to download. Changes include the ability to associate applications with multiple devices, configurable rack numbering direction and IE 8 support.

The final release of RackMonkey v1.2.5 is expected in June. For more information, and to download this release, please visit http://www.rackmonkey.org

Posted by Flux 2009-05-23

RackMonkey v1.2.5 Preview 2 Released

RackMonkey is a web-based tool for managing racks of equipment such as web servers, video encoders, routers and storage devices. Using a simple interface you can keep track of what's where, which OS it runs, when it was purchased, who it belongs and what it's used for. RackMonkey is free and open source.

RackMonkey v1.2.5 preview 2 has been released. This release includes a number of change since preview 1, including: added ability to record OS licence key, separated manufacturer and hardware model in device creation/editing, improved database driver checks and reporting, added instructions for upgrading from prior releases.... read more

Posted by Flux 2009-04-05

RackMonkey v1.2.5 Preview 1 Released

RackMonkey is a web-based tool for managing racks of equipment such as web servers, video encoders, routers and storage devices.

RackMonkey is five years old this month and we're pleased to announce that v1.2.5 Preview 1 has been released today.

New features include: many UI improvements, Excel spreadsheet export, print CSS for much better quality printouts, numbering of racks from the top as well as bottom and basic formatting of notes fields.... read more

Posted by Flux 2009-03-15

RackMonkey v1.2.4 Released

RackMonkey is a web-based tool for managing racks of equipment such as web servers, video encoders, routers and storage devices.

RackMonkey v1.2.4 has been released is now available for download from http://downloads.sourceforge.net/rackmonkey/.

The major new features in this release are:

* Improved interface
* Device search
* Device and Rack copying
* Filtering of Device view
* MySQL 5 support (in addition to SQLite and Postgres)... read more

Posted by Flux 2008-07-21

RackMonkey v1.2.4 RC1 Released

RackMonkey is a tool for managing racks of equipment such as servers and switches. You can keep track of what's where, which OS it runs, who it belongs and what it's used for. RackMonkey quickly finds any device and draw a rack diagram of its location.

RackMonkey v1.2.4 Release Candidate 1 has been released for download. This release provides a number of minor improvements over Preview 2 as well as resolving several bugs. If no problems are found with this release then the final release of v1.2.4 will follow in the next two weeks.... read more

Posted by Flux 2008-07-07

RackMonkey v1.2.4 Preview 2 Released

RackMonkey is a tool for managing racks of equipment such as servers and switches. You can keep track of what's where, which OS it runs, who it belongs and what it's used for. RackMonkey quickly finds any device and draw a rack diagram of its location.

RackMonkey v1.2.4 Preview 2 has been released for download. This release provides a number of minor improvements over Preview 1 as well as resolving several bugs.... read more

Posted by Flux 2008-05-18

RackMonkey v1.2.4 Preview Release Available

RackMonkey is a web-based tool for managing racks of equipment such as web servers, video encoders, routers and storage devices. Using a simple interface you can keep track of what's where, which OS it runs, when it was installed, who it belongs to etc. RackMonkey is open source software licenced under the GPL.

You can now download the preview release of RackMonkey v1.2.4 from http://www.rackmonkey.org. This isn't the final release of v1.2.4, but gives you an opportunity to test out the new features in this release and provide feedback to the developers. The final release of v1.2.4 is expected before the end of May 2008.... read more

Posted by Flux 2008-05-06

RackMonkey v1.2.4 Preview Release Imminent

A preview release of RackMonkey v1.2.4 will be forthcoming in the next few days. Full details of the changes in this release will be included in a subsequent mail, but the highlights include: improved interface, device search, device and rack copying and experimental MySQL 5 support.

You can see screenshots on the RackMonkey home page: http://www.rackmonkey.org

Posted by Flux 2008-04-20

RackMonkey v1.2.4 Adds Search

RackMonkey rack management software has added search to the current development version. You can now search for devices in your racks with a simple search at the top right of every page. More information on this feature and the forthcoming release of v1.2.4 can be found at http://www.rackmonkey.org

Posted by Flux 2008-03-29

New Developer Joins RackMonkey

I'm pleased to announce that Pierre Larsson (Sourceforge user: pjelar) has joined the RackMonkey project. Pierre is currently working on the Excel export functionality for RackMonkey v1.2.4.

Posted by Flux 2007-09-04

RackMonkey v1.2.3 Released

RackMonkey v1.2.3 has been released.

RackMonkey is a web-based rack management tool. Manage racks of equipment such as web servers, video encoders, routers and storage devices. Keep track of what's where, which OS it runs, when it was installed and who it belongs to.

RackMonkey v1.2.3 includes the following enhancements over v1.2.2: support for IE7, sort and filters now work together in device view, improved physical rack view (view full 47U rack at 1280x1024), querying of Dell server info based on asset tag, extended report view together with many small bug fixes and visual improvements.... read more

Posted by Flux 2007-07-25

RackMonkey v1.2.2-1 Released

RackMonkey is a web-based rack management tool. Manage racks of equipment such as web servers, video encoders, routers and storage devices. Keep track of what's where, which OS it runs, when it was installed and who it belongs to.

RackMonkey v1.2.2-1 is now available for download.

v1.2.2-1 of RackMonkey resolves issues with v1.2.2 when using Postgres as the database engine. SQLite users are not affected, and do not need to upgrade if using v1.2.2.... read more

Posted by Flux 2007-06-22

RackMonkey v1.2.2 Released

RackMonkey is a web-based rack management tool. Manage racks of equipment such as web servers, video encoders, routers and storage devices. Keep track of what's where, which OS it runs, when it was installed and who it belongs to.

I am pleased to announce that v1.2.2 of RackMonkey is now available for download from Sourceforge.net.

Highlights of this release include:
* Added support for operating system versions.
* Added ability to perform basic filtering of devices in default views.
* Added basic view of unracked devices.
* Added basic reporting.... read more

Posted by Flux 2007-06-21

RackMonkey v1.2.1 Released

I am pleased to announce that v1.2.1 of RackMonkey is now available for download.

RackMonkey is a web-based rack management tool. Manage racks of equipment such as web servers, video encoders, routers and storage devices. Keep track of what's where, which OS it runs, when it was installed and who it belongs to.

Release 1.2.1 is the first alpha release of v1.2, and more releases will be forthcoming.

For more information see the README file included with the download or visit http://www.rackmonkey.org.

Posted by Flux 2007-05-18

Major Update - v1.2 alpha release near

A major update to v1.2 has been committed to the subversion repository. Devices are now working properly and a large number of bugs have been fixed. Other changes include: foreign key constraints fully implemented in SQLite, separation of CGI functionality into a separate module, improved install documentation and simplification of some API method names.

A packaged release of v1.2 alpha is expected in the next week.... read more

Posted by Flux 2007-05-13

RackMonkey v1.2 in Subversion

I'm please to announce that RackMonkey v1.2 has been added to the SourceForge Subversion repository. v1.2 is not yet ready for end users, but bringing the code into subversion is an important step towards a final release. v1.1 of RackMonkey continues to be available through CVS.

Posted by Flux 2007-04-03

Improved Physical Rack View

We now have an updated physical rack view, which allows an arbitrary number of racks to be seen side-by-side. To see a screenshot, and read the latest on v1.2, see: http://www.rackmonkey.org/

Posted by Flux 2007-03-25

Latest v1.2 News

Work on the revised location code (Buildings, rooms, racks etc.) is well underway. This is the final major bit of work to do before a preview of v1.2 will be made available for download. You can find out more about RackMonkey by visiting http://www.rackmonkey.org.

Posted by Flux 2007-03-17

First v1.2 Screenshot

The first screenshot of v1.2 of RackMonkey has been posted on the new RackMonkey site. Further details on this release will be posted in the coming days. Visit http://www.rackmonkey.org for more.

Posted by Flux 2006-08-21