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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.
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:
Can I conclude that there is no way anymore to get the serial number of that machine?
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?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.
If you are lucky then there is another sticker with the s/n behind the front bezel.