Monday, February 04, 2008

Show Inventory

Here a little tip, if you are using Gen 2 box, on a 5.x code.

You need to get the serial number, for a license/TAC case etc, and its stuck in the rack, 3000 miles away.....

There are 2 ways to get this, from the GUI, and from the CLI.

From the CLI - If you SSH into the MARS box, and run a SHOW INVENTORY, you get the model number, whether its a local or global controller, plus the Serial Number.

[pnadmin]$
[pnadmin]$ show inventory
NAME: "Chassis", DESCR: "CS-MARS-XXX Local Controller"
PID: CS-MARS-XXX, VID: V01, SN: MXXXXXXXXXXX

From the GUI - If you browse to Admin/System Maintenance/Set License/ and click on the existing License file...



You will find the Serial number in the text.

2 comments:

rr said...

Hello, Chris!
Sorry for offtopic, but what can you say about
IBM Tivoli Security Operations Manager (Tivoli Netcool) http://www-306.ibm.com/software/tivoli/welcome/micromuse/

in comparison with MARS?
In which cases should we use MARS instead of Netcool? What are the benefits of using it (I hope they are)?
I will be gratefull for any comments.

Chris Durkin said...

To be honest i`ve never seen Netcool, so i couldnt comment!