Topics: Red Hat / Linux


Should you ever need hardware information from your Linux server, then a very useful command is dmidecode. it is a tool for dumping a computer's DMI table contents in a human-readable format. This table contains a description of the system's hardware components, as well as other useful pieces of information such as serial numbers and BIOS revision.

For example:

# dmidecode | awk 'BEGIN {RS = "\n\n"} /System Information/'
Handle 0x0100, DMI type 1, 27 bytes
System Information
        Manufacturer: HP
        Product Name: ProLiant DL360 G5
        Version: Not Specified
        Serial Number: MX8Q835AYV
        UUID: 34353379-3232-4D85-5183-333843155695
        Wake-up Type: Power Switch
        SKU Number: 457922-001
        Family: ProLiant

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