Using dmidecode to find hardware information


Taken from the Manual Page

dmidecode is a tool for dumping a computer’s DMI (some say SMBIOS) table contents in a human-readable format. This table contains a description of the system’s hardware components, as well as other useful pieces of information such as serial numbers and BIOS revision.

 

Option 1: Getting DMI Type

[root@my-node1 ~]# dmidecode -t
dmidecode: option requires an argument -- 't'
Type number or keyword expected
Valid type keywords are:
bios
system
baseboard
chassis
processor
memory
cache
connector
slot

 

Option 2: DMI TYPES (From MAN Page)

DMI TYPES
The SMBIOS specification defines the following DMI types:

Type Information
────────────────────────────────────────────
0 BIOS
1 System
2 Baseboard
3 Chassis
4 Processor
5 Memory Controller
6 Memory Module
7 Cache
8 Port Connector
9 System Slots
10 On Board Devices
11 OEM Strings
12 System Configuration Options
13 BIOS Language
14 Group Associations
15 System Event Log
16 Physical Memory Array
17 Memory Device
18 32-bit Memory Error
19 Memory Array Mapped Address
20 Memory Device Mapped Address
21 Built-in Pointing Device
22 Portable Battery
23 System Reset
24 Hardware Security
25 System Power Controls
26 Voltage Probe
27 Cooling Device
28 Temperature Probe
29 Electrical Current Probe
30 Out-of-band Remote Access
31 Boot Integrity Services
32 System Boot
33 64-bit Memory Error
34 Management Device
35 Management Device Component
36 Management Device Threshold Data
37 Memory Channel
38 IPMI Device
39 Power Supply
40 Additional Information
41 Onboard Devices Extended Information
42 Management Controller Host Interface

 

Option 3 – Using Keyword types

Keywords can be used instead of type numbers with --type. Each keyword is equivalent to a list of type numbers:

Keyword Types
──────────────────────────────
bios 0, 13
system 1, 12, 15, 23, 32
baseboard 2, 10, 41
chassis 3
processor 4
memory 5, 6, 16, 17
cache 7
connector 8
slot 9

Keywords are matched case-insensitively. The following command lines are equivalent:

· dmidecode --type 0 --type 13
· dmidecode --type 0,13
· dmidecode --type bios
· dmidecode --type BIOS

 

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