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Philipp Kant
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getting hardware information on tru64


I was assigned the job to clean out the basement of our institute and sell a couple of alpha-pcs runnning tru64. Unfortunately, the hardware configuration of said machines is unknown, and I am not familiar with tru64 at all, so I don't know which commands to use to get information about the hardware.

Can anybody help me with this (rather trivial, if you know the OS) task?

Vladimir Fabecic
Honored Contributor

Re: getting hardware information on tru64

# sys_check > /tmp/file.html
Then open this file with web browser.
This file will contain information about hardware and software.
Very usefull.
In vino veritas, in VMS cluster
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: getting hardware information on tru64

Hi Philipp,

Welcome to the ITRC forums.

You can normally get most hardware configuration without going into the OS.

On powering on the machines should get to a prompt similar to >>>

At this prompt you can try entering

show config

That should give you a good breakdown of the hardware. If it scrolls off the screen try

show config | more

Hope this helps,


Regular Advisor

Re: getting hardware information on tru64

if the os is runnig take "man hwmgr". with this tool you´ll find everything about your hardware.