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Kaps_2
Regular Advisor

Diff between the systems

Hello All,

Is there anything different in the OS levels of these machines?Why one is showing unknown and the other as tannus?


HP-UX unknown B.11.23 U ia64 0059353916 unlimited-user license –machine.

HP-UX tannus B.11.23 U ia64 2408175243 unlimited-user license

What do the numbers signify?
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Pete Randall
Outstanding Contributor

Re: Diff between the systems

It says "unknown" because the nodename is not set. You can set it with uname -S or you can use /sbin/set_parms hostname.

For OS level differences you would be better off looking at swlist output.


Pete

Pete
Kaps_2
Regular Advisor

Re: Diff between the systems

pete,

thanks for the quick reply, Both systems have B.11.23 OS level then why the numbers differs from each other?
Pete Randall
Outstanding Contributor

Re: Diff between the systems

You could spend a little time with the uname man page.

The numbers (0059353916 and 2408175243, presumably) are the machine ID, which is unique to each machine, similar to a serial number.


Pete

Pete
Robert-Jan Goossens_1
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: Diff between the systems

Hi Kaps,

The number is the UID of the system.

# uname -i

from the man uname
Print the machine identification number

Regards,
Robert-Jan
Avinash20
Honored Contributor

Re: Diff between the systems

You could get the same with

# uname -i

-i Display the machine identification number (or the
node name, if the machine identification number
cannot be determined). This option cannot display
the unique machine identification number.
"Light travels faster than sound. That's why some people appear bright until you hear them speak."
Kaps_2
Regular Advisor

Re: Diff between the systems

thanks pete & rob for the quick reply.
Kaps_2
Regular Advisor

Re: Diff between the systems

Thanks