Finding hardware details on Solaris 10 hosts with SMBIOS

I have previously written about the Solaris smbios utility, and how the utility can be used to discover various items about the hardware platform you are running on. While reviewing one of my mailing lists over the weekend, I came across a post that describes the SMB_TYPE_BASEBOARD and SMB_TYPE_SYSTEM properties. In most cases these two properties will allow you to discover the hardware platform you are running on, and details about the motherboard in use:

$ /usr/sbin/smbios -t SMB_TYPE_BASEBOARD

ID    SIZE TYPE
2     75   SMB_TYPE_BASEBOARD (base board)

  Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
  Product: 440BX Desktop Reference Platform
  Version: None
  Serial Number: None

  Chassis: 0
  Flags: 0x0
  Board Type: 0x1 (unknown)



$ /usr/sbin/smbios -t SMB_TYPE_SYSTEM

ID    SIZE TYPE
1     123  SMB_TYPE_SYSTEM (system information)

  Manufacturer: VMware, Inc.
  Product: VMware Virtual Platform
  Version: None
  Serial Number: VMware-56 4d 5f 40 6e ce 46 77-3d 47 9c 0f 50 c6 27 b0

  UUID: 564d5f40-6ece-4677-3d47-9c0f50c627b0
  Wake-Up Event: 0x6 (power switch)
  SKU Number: 
  Family: 



If you are building an inventory system, or just want to see what type of system is in use, this information will be of great value!

One Comment

mahesh  on May 31st, 2010

thank u very much…i am looking for this command from last 1 day

Leave a Comment