3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 20, 2012 12:21 PM by bobthesungeek76036 RSS

    How to detect CPU serial Number?

    956096
      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
          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
            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?
              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"?