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about the S/N of machine!

leyearn
Regular Advisor

about the S/N of machine!

How can i get the S/N of system on alpha server 4100&8200 when it is running !

on one alhpa server 8200 system
why there are three different S/N on the front panel system ?

what the S/N changes according to ?
8 REPLIES
Javier García_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: about the S/N of machine!

Hello.
To view the system serial number in a Alpha 4100 use the following command

consvar -g sys_serial_num

I hope it is usefull for you
Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: about the S/N of machine!

Hi,

the serial number should start with ay.

greetings,

Michael
Ralf Puchner
Honored Contributor

Re: about the S/N of machine!

the binary.errlog contains also the serial number of the machine. Use the dia or ca output depending on your machine type.

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leyearn
Regular Advisor

Re: about the S/N of machine!

# sizer -v
Digital UNIX V4.0D (Rev. 878); Mon Nov 13 11:29:52 CST 2000

# consvar -g sys_serial_num
Failed to get sys_serial_num
#

Joris Denayer
Respected Contributor

Re: about the S/N of machine!

If I remember well, in 4.0D there was only a limited set of console variables that could be fetched with the consvar command.
As Ralph said, look in the errorlog with dia or ca.
The entry type 110 should contain this information.

Rgrds
To err is human, but to really faul things up requires a computer
leyearn
Regular Advisor

Re: about the S/N of machine!

how can i find the S/N of machine in binary.errlog?
are ca adn dia commands ?
Mohamed K Ahmed
Trusted Contributor

Re: about the S/N of machine!

Well, in order to get the serial number while the system is running, just check the errorlog file using the command
# dia -R | more
scroll to an entry where last shutdown occured, then the next entry will be an informational one of the system configuration, there is a line there that says "Serial Number" , locate it and that's it

You can also follow these steps:
# dia -R > errorlog_file.txt
# cat errorlog_file.txt | grep Serial Number

HTH
Mohamed
Ralf Puchner
Honored Contributor

Re: about the S/N of machine!

As written in my posting, use the command ca or dia to get the serial number:

# dia -R -o full |more

(btw. reading the man page is always an option)

output:

...
**** FRU Table Header ***

Checksum of config pkt xB52CEEF4F37CC0B6
FRU Table length x0000125B
FRU Table Revision x00000004
System Serial Number AY64414098

...

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