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Edgar Zapata
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System Manufacturer and Model


How can I determine the system manufacturer and model?

I have run winmsd, msinfo32, srvinfo and systeminfo. All of these commands return N/A at the system manufacturer field.
I have no access to either iLO or Insight Manager.
I have only access to RDP sessions.
I have heard of a script that could create iLO users.

What can be done at this point?

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Re: System Manufacturer and Model

IMHO the manufacturer for a proliant server is not a real question ...

For everything else you may use the system management homepage.

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Re: System Manufacturer and Model

Seems there are numerous questions at hand here. I agree with the previous poster that ProLiant manufacturer is a moot point. The model could be garnered from the SMH [https://serverName:2381].

The iLO CAN be modified via scripts. Check for the following path on the server: %root%:\Program Files\HP\hponcfg

If the path exists, you can run the hponcfg.exe file from a command line to modify the iLO through XML scripting. The only caveat is that you must be logged in as an administrator. See the attached ZIP file for some common iLO scripts.
Edgar Zapata
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Re: System Manufacturer and Model

I was able to customize this .vbs script:

On Error Resume Next
strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery("Select * from Win32_ComputerSystem",,48)
For Each objItem in colItems
WScript.Echo "Manufacturer: " & objItem.Manufacturer
Wscript.Echo "Model: " & objItem.Model
Wscript.Echo "SystemType: " & objItem.SystemType

This is the output:

Manufacturer: HP
Model: ProLiant BL460c G1
SystemType: X86-based PC

I know there may be no point in trying to determine the manufacturer if this is being posted in the Proliant section of the forum. But the point was identifying the manufacturer of a server regardless of whether it's HP or any other.