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Old 12-05-2005, 10:37 AM   #1
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Serial number of machine

Hi all,
Just wondering, is the number displayed when you do a 'uname -m' is really the serial number of the machine?

root@machine $ uname -a
AIX 2 5 000D205F4C00

-m Displays the machine ID number of the hardware running the system. Note: The
-m flag cannot be used to generate a unique machine identifier for partitions in
an LPAR environment.

Does machine ID here means serial number? Thanks in advance
Old 12-05-2005, 10:59 AM   #2
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Doing uname -m gives you the arch of your box. Like if it is a x86 (in my case a 686). uname -a should give you complete info on kernel and stuff important from time to time. This machine ID (-m) is NOT a serial number, but a hardware id.
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Thanks for the clarification!

Do you have any idea how I can find the serial number using a particular command on AIX then?

Thanks in advance.
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lsattr -El sys0
Look for the 'systemid' toward the bottom.
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