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Alphaserver 4100 system serial number ...

John Welsh_2
Regular Advisor

Alphaserver 4100 system serial number ...

Hi all,
Is it possible to obtain the system serial number of an Alphaserver 4100 running Tru64 V3.2G without shutting down the system ?
My customer's system is remotely located so I can't look at the back of the system box. Also I'd rather not install syscheck or any other app to do this.
Best regards,
John W.
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5 REPLIES
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: Alphaserver 4100 system serial number ...

Hi John,

You *might* be able to get it using consvar

# consvar -g sys_serial_num

This attempts to read the console variable from the machine, however it can be unreliable on early machines.

I'm also not sure whether that command's available on V3.2G. That's a rather old version !!

Cheers,

Rob
Kapil Jha
Honored Contributor

Re: Alphaserver 4100 system serial number ...

consvar -g sys_serial_num should work on mist of the rserver.
Other ways
it is written in profile.txt at location
/usr/opt/hp/svctools/specific/desta/config

should work in most server
in others replace hp via compaq.

Hope this help.
BR,
Kapil+
I am in this small bowl, I wane see the real world......
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: Alphaserver 4100 system serial number ...

Kapil: I very much doubt you'll find desta/webes etc. on a V3.2G box - or any reference to HP/Compaq for that matter !

Cheers,

Rob
Kapil Jha
Honored Contributor

Re: Alphaserver 4100 system serial number ...

>>>I very much doubt you'll find desta/webes etc. on a V3.2G box

Rob:I never get chance to work on V3.2G boxes so may be m not right....thanks for the info....I just thought since it works on most of the times..it may work here as well ;)

BR,
Kapil+
I am in this small bowl, I wane see the real world......
John Welsh_2
Regular Advisor

Re: Alphaserver 4100 system serial number ...

Hi Guys,
Thanks for your help but as it turns out consvar isn't implemented in V3.2G. I will have to go onsite and eyeball the serial number on the rear of the system box.

Regards,
John W.
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