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Old 05-22-2013, 05:16 AM   #1
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How to find out the memory part number


I am using Hp Proliant DL380 server running in redhat 6 and want to upgrade the memory. Is there any way to find out the current part number of the memory with out physically checking?

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see here:
especially dmidecode -d /dev/mem
Old 05-22-2013, 05:47 AM   #3
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Thanks for the command.. But could not get the part number of the memory from dmidecode..

Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x1001
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: 72 bits
Data Width: 64 bits
Size: 8192 MB
Form Factor: DIMM
Set: 12
Locator: PROC 2 DIMM 6C
Bank Locator: Not Specified
Type: DDR3
Type Detail: Synchronous
Speed: 1333 MHz
Manufacturer: Not Specified
Serial Number: Not Specified
Asset Tag: Not Specified
Part Number: Not Specified

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You can also try 'lshw', but there is no guarantee that it will be listed or that it will be correct.
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You could check the HP Quickspecs using Google but you need to know which Generation of DL380 you have, eg,DL380 G6, Start typing "Quickspecs" and see what turns up.

You'll get a list of the memory kits and FRU numbers (Field Replaceable Unit numbers. Dependant on how much memory you have in the system, dmidecode will tell you normally plus free DIMM slots, you can decide how you want to upgrade.

Hope that helps!

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