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Telling DL380 G5 apart from G4 ?

 
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Michael BUTOW
Frequent Advisor

Telling DL380 G5 apart from G4 ?

Hello,

I am looking for a way to reliably tell apart a G5 from a G4 system, from RHEL3U8 .

Any recommendations on what I could look at apart from /proc/cpuinfo ?

Thanks,
Michael
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Matti_Kurkela
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Re: Telling DL380 G5 apart from G4 ?

Install a small program named "dmidecode" and run "dmidecode | less".

Look for title "System Information", then line labeled "Product Name" under that title.

It will give you the exact model, e.g. "Proliant ML370 G3".

Another line will tell you the serial number of the system, if you need it.

dmidecode is not specific to Proliants: usually it can dig out a surprising amount of information from any brand-name server.

It may be that RHEL3 does not have this command by default. If so, the source for this small program is available here:
http://www.nongnu.org/dmidecode/

If you have the HP system management drivers and the System Management Homepage installed, use a web browser to connect to https://servers.ip.address:2381. The model information should be in the upper right corner of the page after you log in.
MK
Michael BUTOW
Frequent Advisor

Re: Telling DL380 G5 apart from G4 ?

Thanks Matti, I think that is exactly what I need. Best of all, dmidecode is already installed.
Michael BUTOW
Frequent Advisor

Re: Telling DL380 G5 apart from G4 ?

The output of /usr/sbin/dmidecode provides the information I need.