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how to find machine serial number on hp-ux 11.00

Hi
I need to extract the machine serial number on hp-ux 11.00
I know that using confstr(_CS_MACHINE_SERIAL....) or using cstm works on hp-ux 11.11
But neither of these methods seems to work on 11.00
Is there any alternative way to extract the machine serial number?
Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
Rohinton Daruwala
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Re: how to find machine serial number on hp-ux 11.00

Are you talking about the machine Identification number returned by 'uname -a'

Rajeev
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Re: how to find machine serial number on hp-ux 11.00

# echo "sel path system\ninfolog\nexit"|cstm|grep "System Serial Number"
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Re: how to find machine serial number on hp-ux 11.00

Hi,
in tis thread the solution:

http://forums.itrc.hp.com/cm/QuestionAnswer/1,,0xc2d3506d69a7d711abdc0090277a778c,00.html

They didn't specify the OS, so i suppose that is valid the same

Massimo
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Re: how to find machine serial number on hp-ux 11.00

Or you may take a look at the physical machine, I think the serialnumber should be on a label on the back of the box.
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Re: how to find machine serial number on hp-ux 11.00

This works on my 11.00 system.

# echo "sel dev 1;info; wait;il"|cstm |grep -i "system serial"
System Serial Number...: USXXXXXXXXXX

But could it be that your system is not a new one? These procedures only working at A/L/N systems. If you have a old one like D/K/T etc. This is not working. Sorry, you have to go to system and read the tag.

HTH
Roland
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Re: how to find machine serial number on hp-ux 11.00

If you have ignite installed, then print_manifest command.

OR

echo "selall qualifier;info;wait;infolog"|cstm | grep -i "serial no."

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Re: how to find machine serial number on hp-ux 11.00

I need to read the machine serial number from a program.
I don't seem to have cstm on my 11.00 machine.
Can it be done without cstm or confstr?
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Re: how to find machine serial number on hp-ux 11.00

Hi,
cstm is freely installable and is very usefull for many purpose.


It comes with the diagnostic tool, in the Quarterly patch bundle cdrom.

Or freely downloadable from http://software.hp.com

Massimo
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Re: how to find machine serial number on hp-ux 11.00

stm is a common Diagnostic and Support Tools for the HP 9000 machines, i think you should install:

http://www.software.hp.com/cgi-bin/swdepot_parser.cgi/cgi/displayProductInfo.pl?productNumber=B6191AAE