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    Monday, October 26, 2015

    How to get the hardware model information in Linux

    The below commands are executed in SuSE Enterprise Linux so some of them might not work on other flavors of Linux.

    Run the below command and scroll a few lines where you should be able to see your machine's hardware model as shown below
    # dmesg | less
    (Scroll few lines and you should be able to find the hardware model)
    [    0.000000] DMI: HP ProLiant BL460c Gen9, BIOS I36 07/11/2014

    or you can execute the below command
    # dmesg | grep -i DMI
    [    0.000000] DMI 2.8 present.
    [    0.000000] DMI: HP ProLiant BL460c Gen9, BIOS I36 07/11/2014

    The below command will give you more information about your hardware including the model details
    # dmidecode -t system
    # dmidecode 2.12
    SMBIOS 2.8 present.

    Handle 0x0009, DMI type 1, 27 bytes
    System Information
            Manufacturer: HP
            Product Name: ProLiant BL460c Gen9
            Version: Not Specified
            Serial Number: SGH451XFL8
            UUID: 37373633-3230-5347-4834-353158464C38
            Wake-up Type: Power Switch
            SKU Number: 776320-B21
            Family: ProLiant

    Handle 0x008B, DMI type 32, 11 bytes
    System Boot Information
            Status: No errors detected

    You can alternatively also use 'hwinfo' command but the execution might take a while as it will collect all the information with regards to your hardware and then will dump the requested detail to STDOUT
    # hwinfo | egrep   "system.hardware.vendor|system.hardware.product"
      system.hardware.vendor = 'HP'
      system.hardware.product = 'ProLiant BL460c Gen9'

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