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rccmum
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hwinfo on RHEL ?

Hi all,


I was looking for 'hwinfo' which can run on RHEL 5. But I couldn't find one. Does it support RHEL at all?

Maybe the source of it can be used on RHEL?

Any help or comment would be appreciated!

Thanks
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Justin_99
Valued Contributor

Re: hwinfo on RHEL ?

Not sure if it will work or not, but you might try lshw(hardware lister.) It is similar to lspci. You can get it at
http://ezix.org/project/wiki/HardwareLiSter

Also has an optional gui and can output in different formats.


below is output from a RHEL 5 system that I have lshw installed on.


#cat /etc/issue
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5 (Tikanga)


lshw-B.02.12.01]# lshw -h
Hardware Lister (lshw) - B.02.12.01
usage: lshw [-format] [-options ...]
lshw -version

-version print program version (B.02.12.01)

format can be
-html output hardware tree as HTML
-xml output hardware tree as XML
-short output hardware paths
-businfo output bus information

options can be
-class CLASS only show a certain class of hardware
-C CLASS same as '-class CLASS'
-disable TEST disable a test (like pci, isapnp, cpuid, etc. )
-enable TEST enable a test (like pci, isapnp, cpuid, etc. )
-quiet don't display status
-sanitize sanitize output (remove sensitive information like serial numbers, etc.)

rccmum
Super Advisor

Re: hwinfo on RHEL ?

Thanks Justin.

I have lshw and dmidecode already installed.

I was thinking of getting "hwinfo" installed so I would know what makes it different than these two.

rccmum
Super Advisor

Re: hwinfo on RHEL ?

Anyone?
Sameer_Nirmal
Honored Contributor
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Re: hwinfo on RHEL ?

I don't think there is a RHEL version of "hwinfo". Please note "hwinfo" is basically a SUSE Linux tool. It does require some SUSE specific libraries to run. I tried it's source code to compile on the RHEL but it failed.

The "dmidecode" is good tool to get the detailed h/w information. I have found that it's better than "lshw".

I hope this helps.
rccmum
Super Advisor

Re: hwinfo on RHEL ?

I think you are right about "hwinfo".

I found that "ipmitool" is useful in terms of getting VPD and parts information like p/n etc.

The "dmidecode" doesn't show the p/n.

Thanks.