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]$ show inventory
NAME: "Chassis", DESCR: "CS-MARS-XXX Local Controller"

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.


rr said...

Hello, Chris!
Sorry for offtopic, but what can you say about
IBM Tivoli Security Operations Manager (Tivoli Netcool)

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!