How to get the hardware model information in Linux

In my last article I had shared the commands to check the firmware and driver version of the ethernet card of your Linux box and also to check if the Linux machine you are working on is physical or virtual.

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'

I hope the article was useful.

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