[Fusioninventory-user] fusioninventory-esx issues: perl module? latest version?

Carlos Gunners goondaba at gmail.com
Thu Jan 17 11:21:08 UTC 2013

I am learning now as follows:

-- start all install searches from the forge:

-- always check the fusioninventory cpan website:

Looking at the forge, I see now that I could have picked up the debian
packages of fusioninventory-agent 2.2.7 as well as fusioninventory-esx
2.2.1  .. the squeeze-backports versions are way behind, and the versions
of both packages are not always compatible with each other ..

On 17 January 2013 11:06, Carlos Gunners <goondaba at gmail.com> wrote:

> Found:
> http://search.cpan.org/~fusinv/FusionInventory-Agent-Task-ESX-2.2.1 ..
> and installed it, so now I have a /usr/local/bin/fusioninventory-esx ..
> Have now deleted the OS package ..
> I think it would be a good idea to bundle fusioninventory along with all
> these utilities both for OS install and for CPAN .. that will keep things
> better coordinated ...
> On 17 January 2013 10:34, Carlos Gunners <goondaba at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have been having issues with running network discovery, as well as
>> inventorying of esxi hosts.
>> The tasks repeatedly refuse to run from within the web GUI .. So, I went
>> to the command line on a debian host I was using to run some of them, and
>> discovered issues with the package fusioninventory-esx itself ..
>> For starters, I cannot seem to get a cpan version of this tool, only the
>> debian package variant (obtained from squeeze-backports) and the installed
>> version is 2.1.0-1~bpo60+1  ...
>> Meanwhile, my debian fusioninventory-agent package install could generate
>> inventory for the local machine but seemed to have issues acting as a proxy
>> agent .. So, I had installed it via CPAN (and the cpan version is 2.2.7)
>>  ..
>> So, I have a mish-mash of both cpan elements and debian package elements
>> ..
>> Now, all attempts to run fusioninventory-esx complain about a missing
>> ESX.pm, although there is a VmWareESX.pm that came with the cpan install of
>> fusioninventory-agent 2.2.7 ..
>> If I modify the script to use VmWareESX.pm, then it breaks because of the
>> call to -->new on line 57 or so ..
>> A similar issue exists with Logger.pm (should it come from
>> FusionInventory::Logger or FusionInventory::Agent::Logger ?)
>> So, all in all, it seems like there is a confusion about the path of perl
>> modules depending on how fusioninventory agent is installed .. perhaps
>> having the cpan fusioninventory include the extra utilities within it would
>> eliminate this problem ..
>> Right now, I have no solution to it .. but if someone can point me to a
>> fusioninventory-esx that I can obtain from cpan and is compatible with
>> fusioninventory-agent 2.2.7 also from cpan, I am sure that will solve my
>> problem  ..
>> Sorry for the lengthy post .. needed to explain things fully for easier
>> understanding ...
>> Thanks for any suggestions ..
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