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System Serial number

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3,676 words with 6 Comments; publish: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 03:03:00 GMT; (40093.75, « »)

Hi everyone, i want to know if is possible to check the system serial number on the command line using a command? what is the command?My serial number label on the system is not clear to read. Please help!

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    • Only Sun Fire 3800 - 6800 and SF12K -15K have a serial number that is readable via software (showplat - p mac). All others require you to read the label and write it down in a log.
      #1; Thu, 05 Jul 2007 22:16:00 GMT
    • As was already mentioned, some of the new Sun hardware has machine-readable serial numbers, but they generally are not (yet) easy to access. Most of them are available on the System Controller or from the ALOM (Advanced Lights-Out Management).

      A few machines have the serial buried in the FRUID output from prtfru .

      If someone is willing to go to the machine once to get the serial, there is a tool from Sun called "SNEEP" (Serial Number in EEPROM) which will make it easy to get and will keep serial (and other) data safe .

      Then the *next* time you need it it will be easy to get.

      You can download sneep from the Sun Download Center at http://www.sun.com/download/products.xml?id=4304155a

      Sneep provides a simple interface, preserves the data even if the eeprom is erased, and even updates the serial number for you in the explorer configuration.

      sneep can also store and preserve other information like equipment asset numbers, contracts numbers, serial numbers for attached storage, or whatever else you want to associate with the hardware.

      If you've already made the effort (as some have) of putting the serial into the explorer (or CST) configuration, sneep will pick it up from there automatically. with no further effort on your part.

      Sneep will be updated to pick upthe information from the hardware whenever possible, so that you can use the same mechanism to handle serial and other information on all your Sun systems.

      Right now, it's manual unless it's already in the explorer or CST configuration.

      #2; Thu, 05 Jul 2007 22:16:00 GMT
    • I'm sorry - I didn't notice that you had said that the label was hard to read. The suggestion to go read it was not very helpful.

      F12/15/20/25K , have a system controller and the info is available from SMS 1.4 and above using showplatform - p csn . You have to be logged in as a special user, like "sms-svc" .

      As mentioned, the SF3800-6900 have info in the SC and use "showplat - p mac" as far as I know.

      A few machines have the serial buried in the FRUID output from prtfru ; the vx80 series . Some have it there, some don't

      E450 , E250, 420R , and some Netra platforms have an OBP variable system-board-serial# , but it tends to be the system board serial (as it says) , not chassis serial (which is what is on the tag and is needed for service).

      Something like 918H353C is chassis serial, something like 5015440054011 is board serial.

      #3; Thu, 05 Jul 2007 22:16:00 GMT
    • Now here's one, I bought an ultra 5 from a bloke on ebay, when I got it home I found that on power on just after POST and before the banner was printed, it printed the chassis serial number.

      I thought this was unusual, I'm not at home at the moment, but will have a look at what version of the OBP it is and what's configured different from my other systems for it to do this.

      Will post again at the weekend.

      T

      #4; Thu, 05 Jul 2007 22:16:00 GMT
    • It's not like an Ultra 5 to be so helpful on it's own...If it says something like "ChassisSerialNumber 837F2E76", then it has been "sneeped" , and you bought it from someone who is on top of things.
      #5; Thu, 05 Jul 2007 22:16:00 GMT
    • Hi Michael,Yeah its been sneeped by the look of things.Cool tool!ThanksTom
      #6; Thu, 05 Jul 2007 22:16:00 GMT