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How to detect CPU serial Number?

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how to detect CPU serial number on Solaris platform? is it possible to use a command to get ? or from an API?

anybody can help ? thanks!
  • 1. Re: How to detect CPU serial Number?
    929328 Newbie
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    Hi, 953093,
    There isn't one. Most of the Sun servers don't have a machine readable serial # (aka the system serial # that's printed on the box).

    Many admins fix this problem by updating the eeprom oem-banner parameter with this value prior to putting the system in service. So you'll have to go to the remote site and read the value with a flashlight.

    If you have any questions, ask.
    Kirill Babeyev
  • 2. Re: How to detect CPU serial Number?
    bobthesungeek76036 Pro
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    There are some SPARC models that have the serial number visible by running the "prtdiag -v" command but it's not consistent across the product line...
  • 3. Re: How to detect CPU serial Number?
    rukbat Guru Moderator
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    953093 wrote:
    how to detect CPU serial number on Solaris platform? is it possible to use a command to get ? or from an API?
    Are you asking about getting the chassis serial number for a computer system, or the serial of an individual cpu module?

    The earlier replies (I think) are describing a scenario for chassis serials.
    I don't happen to be aware that Sun/Oracle (for SPARC and UltraSPARC modules), nor Intel, nor AMD (for their families of x86 architecture products) ever code module serials in a fashion that could be retrievable by a simple OS command.

    What do you actually mean by "CPU"?

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