Sunday, March 15, 2009

dmidecode - Finding the hardware details remotely

dmidecode is a tool to obtain the system hardware information described in the system BIOS according to SMBIOS/DMI standard

Options includes:

  1. bios,
  2. system,
  3. baseboard,
  4. chassis,
  5. processor,
  6. memory,
  7. cache,
  8. connector,
  9. slot

To obtain the information, just type

# dmidecode --type system

To get specific information such as serial number which will be useful for remote fault-reporting without making a trip to the data-center:

# dmidecode -s system-serial-number

To get a list of string keywords:

# dmidecode -s

Followup Articles:

  1. dmidecode: Finding Out Hardware Details Without Opening The Computer Case by HowToForge

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