October 27, 2008

How to Obtain the Dell/HP Server (May be other vendors) service tag in Debian

Author: JT Smith

You are using debian on Dell or HP servers if you want to know the serialnumber and model you can use the following procedure.This is verr useful when you are connected remotely and find the details.

Dump Desktop Management Interface data.The Desktop Management Interface provides a standardized escription of a computerââ¬â¢s hardware, including characteristics such as BIOS serial number and hardware connectors. dmidecode provides a dump of the DMI data available from the BIOS. It is used as a back-end tool by other hardware detection programs.

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