4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 21, 2012 8:14 AM by Martin Brinkmann-Oracle RSS

    How to retrieve serial number from a SUN Fire V440

    scampsd
      Good afternoon,
      In order to prepare a shipping of some machines, I am trying to collect serial numbers of all of them.
      One of those is a V440.

      Normally the way to retrieve the serial number is rebooting the machine, and then the serial number appears as one of the first outputs on screen.

      However on this one machine I see "MACHINE_SN".

      The ALOM of the machine does not know the command "showplatform".

      Do you know whether there is another way to retrieve the serial number of a V440 machine?
      Thanks
      Dominique
        • 1. Re: How to retrieve serial number from a SUN Fire V440
          rukbat
          Search the Servers General Discussion forum for "sneep".
          https://forums.oracle.com/forums/search.jspa?threadID=&q=sneep&objID=f1009&dateRange=all&userID=&numResults=15

          In the meantime, you may have to get someone to actually read and copy down the information from the label on the back of each system.
          • 2. Re: How to retrieve serial number from a SUN Fire V440
            scampsd
            Good afternoon,
            There is no sticker attached to the machine anymore, which is the reason I'm looking for a command to get the serial number.

            As far as the "sneep" and similar commands are concerned:
            prompt root#sneep
            unknown
            prompt root#sneep -v
                ChassisSerialNumber from default value :
            unknown
            prompt root#sneep -v show sources
                ChassisSerialNumber from default value :
            unknown
            prompt root#eeprom nvramrc
            nvramrc=devalias mirror /pci@1f,700000/scsi@2/disk@1,0
            prompt root#smbios | grep -i "serial"
            ksh: smbios:  not found
            Can I conclude that there is no way anymore to get the serial number of that machine?
            Thanks
            Dominique
            • 3. Re: How to retrieve serial number from a SUN Fire V440
              rukbat
              Can I conclude that there is no way anymore to get the serial number of that machine?
              That would be correct.
              The actual serial is only on that sticker unless someone installs and uses SNEEP to write the information to the prom of a system.

              In your first post of this thread you mentioned seeing something named `serial` at bootup. That is only a representation of the systemboard's MAC address and isn't a chassis serial.

              Was Explorer ever installed to that V440 by any chance? If "yes" then you might hope that the serial number information was manually entered during the installation of that software tool.


              .
              Now, having said all that, there were some model systems that had the chassis serial already written at the factory, but those were the bigger (expensive) midrange boxes such as the SF3800 through SF6900 models. That doesn't help you with your V440, though.
              • 4. Re: How to retrieve serial number from a SUN Fire V440
                Martin Brinkmann-Oracle
                If you are lucky then there is another sticker with the s/n behind the front bezel.