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Old 06-07-2010, 06:45 PM
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Default Find Solaris Serial Number

We have a couple of dozen Sun Solaris Netra servers at the workplace and need to maintain and manage their inventory
for that we need to find the serial number of these sun machines
I know we can go and have a peek at the system and note the number manually, but it is really time consuming and cumbersome activity to note serial numbers like this

Is there any command by which we can find the solaris serial number from the shell ?
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:02 AM
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Have you looked into sneep?
The sneep package can be used to get the sun serial number from CLI
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Old 06-29-2010, 03:33 PM
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Default sneep details for serial number on Sun hardware

Sneep is the way to go.
Until it gets moved to the oracle website, you can get it at http://www.sun.com/sneep ,
or as a part of the Service Tools Bundle at Sun Services Tools Bundle .

On newer hardware sneep can generally find the serial using any of several kinds information available from the system.
On old hardware, there might not be any way to get the serial for you.

See HardwareSerial - SNEEP - Serial Number in EEPROM - wikis.sun.com

You said that you have Netra equipment, and while there are some fairly recent Netras, most of them are getting a bit on the old side, so you might need to actually visit the machine to get the serial the first time.

Once you have it, use sneep to save the serial into eeprom, and you will never have to look at the hardware for it again.

sneep -s actual_serial_number

Sneep will also preserve and protect otherrelevant information that might be of use to you, such as data center rack location, service contract, asset tag, etc.

Since the sneep data prints when the system is booting (if use-nvramrc?=true), I have even used it to remind the system administrators of the alternate break sequence on machines which are configured to use it.

sneep -t ALTERNATE_BREAK -s "is configured: use return-tilde-control-B to break"
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