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Old 06-17-2015, 11:45 PM   #1
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How do I get to know that particular production server is linux or solaris or unix

Hello all,

I am working in production environment, have doubt that how do I get to know which type of server or version of server I am currently working on.

I meant to say Is there any command or process to find out this?

For example, if I know that it is a linux server but which version of linux??

I hope everybody can understand my question

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Old 06-18-2015, 05:44 AM   #2
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uname -a
should tell you much about the kernel.

If it is linux, you probably can find the distribution and version by

cat /etc/*release
Old 06-18-2015, 07:22 AM   #3
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maybe I'm wrong but I thought the tty login header showed what OS and version was on the server?

It won't tell you the server make, type and model though.
# dmidecode | more
will identify this if the OS is Linux. (well, it does with HP Proliants, not sure of Dell, IBM, Oracle, etc, but I'd think it should.) If it's a VM it'll just ID the VMWare version I think.

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Hello and welcome to LQ.

Is there no documentation as to topography in this place? No documentation as to what machine is what and where? If not then you ought to consider it. Well run places thrive on the details.


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