Are you breaking your head to find the Sun/oracle server serial number from Solaris operating system ? Many times it is required to get support from hardware vendor and every time we can’t go back to look at the server builds books to find it. Here I am just sharing few tips to find the server serial number from Oracle Solaris. Download the STB (Sun explorer) bundle from oracle website and install it by just executing the script. After installing STB bundle,by default SNEEP utility also will be installed on the server.
You can find the sneep utilities in the below mentioned location.
[root @ /opt/SUNWsneep/bin]# ls -l total 298 -r-xr-xr-x 1 root other 5519 Feb 15 2012 add_sneep_to_bin -r-xr-xr-x 1 root other 5995 Feb 15 2012 install_explorer_plugin -r-xr-xr-x 1 root other 5120 Feb 15 2012 serial_finder lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 5 Apr 15 2012 setcsn -> sneep lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 5 Apr 15 2012 showplatform -> sneep -r-xr-xr-x 1 root other 120925 Feb 15 2012 sneep
[root @ /opt/SUNWsneep/bin]# ./showplatform BDFxxx2E4E [root @/opt/SUNWsneep/bin]#./sneep BDFxxx2E4E
There are many commands with link to same binary to pull the server serial numbers.In the above output you can see serscn & showplatform softlinks of sneep.
[root@ /]# eeprom |grep -i ChassisSerialNumber ." ChassisSerialNumber BDFxxx2E4E " cr [root @ /]# prtconf -pv |grep chassis chassis-sn: 'BDFxxx2E4E' [root @ /]#
Please see the below examples taken from an Oracle/Sun Explorer utility.In these examples, if we already know the serial number, these examples show what commands could be used to retrieve the serial number. In these examples a portion of the serial has been masked. Ex: M9000/M8000
# cd /opt/SUNWexplo/output/explorer* # grep AKD11XXXXX * chassis_serial.out:AKD11XXXXX eeprom.out:." ChassisSerialNumber AKD11XXXXX " cr env.out:EXP_SERIAL_847c7878=AKD11XXXXX prtconf-vp.out: chassis-sn: 'AKD11XXXXX' prtpicl-v.out: :chassis-sn AKD11XXXXX
XSCF>showhardconf SPARC Enterprise M5000; + Serial:BDF1219XXX; Operator_Panel_Switch:Locked;
How to update or store serial number in Solaris ?
To store serial number into the EEPROM.
#sneep -t -s XXXXXX
Ex:# sneep -t “SiteTag” -s INDIA-BANGALORE
Download the oracle explorer from oracle website and copy to /var/tmp for installation.The Oracle Services Tools Bundle (STB) is a self-extracting installer bundle that supports all Solaris standard operating systems and architectures, enabling customers to get the most from their Oracle Premier Support plans.
bash-3.00# ls -lrt |grep -i Solaris86 -rwxr--r-- 1 root root 47291285 May 27 13:36 p16469063_73_Solaris86-64.zip bash-3.00# unzip p16469063_73_Solaris86-64.zip Archive: p16469063_73_Solaris86-64.zip inflating: README.txt inflating: install_stb.sh bash-3.00# ls -lrt |grep stb -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 51074006 Mar 6 22:14 install_stb.sh bash-3.00# chmod 700 install_stb.sh bash-3.00# ./install_stb.sh List of Services Tool Bundle Components: Oracle Explorer Data Collector 7.3 Oracle Serial Number in EEPROM (SNEEP) 7.3 Service Tag (ST) packages Oracle Autonomous Crashdump Tool 8.17 (ACT) Would you like to (I)nstall, (X)tract, or (E)xit ? (I by default) bash-3.00#
You can burn new serial number and other information to EEPROM.
bash-3.00# sneep -s AKZD34567 bash-3.00# sneep AKZD34567 bash-3.00# sneep -t "Location" -s INDIA bash-3.00# sneep -T "ChassisSerialNumber" "AKZD34567" "Location" "INDIA" bash-3.00# sneep -t "AssetTag" -s 45675 bash-3.00# sneep -T "ChassisSerialNumber" "AKZD34567" "AssetTag" "45675" "Location" "INDIA" bash-3.00#
To find the sneep version,
bash-3.00# sneep -V Release 7.3
Its recommended to keep the oracle STB version update to date for to collect necessary information for diagnostics.
Thank you for reading this article.