Sagar R. Shah


Probe::MachineInfo - The great new Probe::MachineInfo!


Probe::MachineInfo aims to be a set of collector/probe classes which allow the extraction of information about the configuration of a machine. For example the number of CPUs it has and how much memory it has.

This release is really just a taster release of what's to come. The architecture may change quite a lot. At the moment there is a bit of a Unix bias because that's the type of operating system that I do almost all of my real work on. However I also hope to add support for Windows hosts at some earlyish stage.

Quick summary of what the module does.

Perhaps a little code snippet.

    use Probe::MachineInfo;

    my $foo = Probe::MachineInfo->new();


I'll support any platform that I have experience of, or which someone will tell me is compatible with the existing code (e.g. another unix variant) or which someone will give me a patch for and help me test.

  • Linux

  • Solaris

  • Microsoft Windows


This module uses Module::Build for its installation. To install this module type the following:

  perl Build.PL
  ./Build test
  ./Build install

If you do not have Module::Build type:

  perl Makefile.PL

to fetch it. Or use CPAN or CPANPLUS and fetch it "manually".


See the Build.PL for a list of dependencies



  • Windows support

Metric Probe Additions

  • NIS related information

  • Memory

  • Packages/Rpms installed

  • Disk & Partition Setup

  • Filesystem setup ([v]ftsab)

  • Network Link Speed

  • Keepalive on Solaris

  • Ipaddress on Windows

  • LVM / RAID / Metadevice


Please report any bugs or feature requests to, or through the web interface at I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.


This source is part of a SourceForge project which always has the latest sources in svn.


Sagar R. Shah


Copyright 2005-2007, Sagar R. Shah, All Rights Reserved.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.