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How to install a free open source IT asset management server (SNIPE-IT)

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Snipe-IT was made for IT asset management to enable IT departments to track who has which laptop, when it was purchased, and other IT assets management, which software licenses and accessories are available, etc.


OS: Linux with Docker Engine installed

Containers: MySQL and SNIPE-IT Containers

Step 1: Install docker-engine on it.

I am using the Hyper-v platform and Ubuntu 22.04 OS.

Uninstall the old version if any:

# sudo apt-get remove docker docker-engine docker.io containerd runc

Setup the repository

# sudo apt-get update
# sudo apt-get install \
ca-certificates \
curl \
gnupg \

Add Docker’s official GPG key:

# sudo mkdir -p /etc/apt/keyrings

# curl -fsSL https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu/gpg | sudo gpg –dearmor -o /etc/apt/keyrings/docker.gpg

# echo \
“deb [arch=$(dpkg –print-architecture) signed-by=/etc/apt/keyrings/docker.gpg] https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu \
$(lsb_release -cs) stable” | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/docker.list > /dev/null

Install Docker Engine

# sudo apt update

# sudo apt-get install docker-ce docker-ce-cli containerd.io docker-compose-plugin

Test the installation by running the hello-world container

# docker run hello-world

Step 2: Run and configure the Database container

Create separate volume for MySQL data files

# docker volume create mysql-volume

# docker volume ls

run MySQL container

# docker run -d –name db -= 3306:3306 -e MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD=unixcop123 -e MYSQL_DATABASE=unixcop -e MYSQL_USER=unixcop -e MYSQL_PASSWORD=unixcop123 mysql:latest

# docker run -d \
–name=snipe-it \
-e PUID=1000 \
-e PGID=1000 \
-e APP_URL= \
-e MYSQL_PORT_3306_TCP_PORT=3306 \
-e MYSQL_DATABASE=unixcop \
-e MYSQL_USER=unixcop \
-e MYSQL_PASSWORD=unixcop123 \
-e TZ=US/Pacific \
-p 8080:80 \
-v snipe-it-volume:/config \
–restart unless-stopped \

# docker ps

Step 3: asset management serverSetup the Snipe-IT

open the browser and type the following

http://your docker engine IP:8080

in my case I have installed docker engine on Ubuntu22.04

URL Issue : change in NGINX server file

change directory

# cd /var/lib/docker/volumes/snipe-it-volume/_data/nginx/site-confs/

# vi default

change the Server_name to your IP:8080


restart the container

# docker ps

# docker restart [container ID]

refresh the webpage


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