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Old 11-04-2010, 01:23 AM   #1
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hardware server beginner query


dear sirs

i have a server which was handover me, it has redhat 4 u3.

but i cant find the machine model no, it is hp g4 server, so this info from linux where can i see

2nd if i want to know what is the bios version and date how can i see from linux

3rd if any hardware failing like network card, ram memory, hard disk how we come to know hardware

kind regards,
 
Old 11-04-2010, 01:30 AM   #2
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There is lshw command that can give you information on your hardware. It is not installed by default. You will need to install it using yum.
Code:
yum install lshw
And then run the command to get all the information.
 
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Old 11-04-2010, 01:34 AM   #3
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dear sirs

i have a server which was handover me, it has redhat 4 u3.

but i cant find the machine model no, it is hp g4 server, so this info from linux where can i see

2nd if i want to know what is the bios version and date how can i see from linux

3rd if any hardware failing like network card, ram memory, hard disk how we come to know hardware

kind regards,

use these commands :

Quote:
lshal |grep bios
Quote:
cat /proc/cpuinfo

Quote:
cat /proc/meminfo
Here put hda or sda according to your hdd

Quote:
hdparm -i /dev/hda
or install lshw to get info.

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Old 11-04-2010, 01:38 AM   #4
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And for you h/w failure you can get the message in
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/var/log/messages
monitor that log file regularly
 
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Old 11-04-2010, 01:41 AM   #5
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i am trying on redhat 4 advance server the command does not return bios

i get this return

# lshal |grep bios
lshal version 0.4.2

rest hardware and bios does not show i try all above commands
 
Old 11-04-2010, 01:52 AM   #6
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i am trying on redhat 4 advance server the command does not return bios

i get this return

# lshal |grep bios
lshal version 0.4.2

rest hardware and bios does not show i try all above commands
try this

Quote:
dmidecode
and what is the output of
Quote:
lshal

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