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Old 01-10-01, 09:53 PM
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Can anyone tell me what command I can use on a box running Sun Solaris in order to determine the specs of the box, e,g, processor type, OS release version, amount of ram, harddrive size etc.? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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To determine what version of solaris you are running, try "uname -r". "prtconf" output includes the total amount of memory, and the configuration of system peripherals formatted as a device tree.

http://campuscgi.princeton.edu/man?uname
and http://campuscgi.princeton.edu/man?prtconf explain the details and options of these commands in detail. uname should be able to provide your OS version, machine name, and some platform information. To look at drive partitions, sizes, etc, you should be able to use the "format" utility.



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Thanks I will try that out.

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'version' tell you some crap too

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'dmesg' should also give you a copy of most of the stuff that shows up on the screen during a reboot.
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When i do 'uname -X' and 'version' is tells me SunOS 5.7 , but the boxes we have for Solaris say like 2.3, 2.5 or 7. What the deal with the Solaris System number and how is it different/same as the SunOS number


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quote:<HR>Originally posted by DaveNinja:
When i do 'uname -X' and 'version' is tells me SunOS 5.7 , but the boxes we have for Solaris say like 2.3, 2.5 or 7. What the deal with the Solaris System number and how is it different/same as the SunOS number


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SunOS = Operating System. Solaris = Operating Environment. (Kinda reminds me of DOS + Windows) Effectively, SunOS 5.x = Solaris 2.x with Open Windows 3.x. So, your Solaris 2.3 is likely running SunOS 5.3 and Open Windows 3.3. The later versions (Solaris 7, Solaris 8) probably have a mapping like this, but I'm not sure what it is.

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/usr/platform/`uname -m`/sbin/prtdiag -v

should give you lots of hw info
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prtdiag is the best command to use...

You can always check out my book, Solaris Solutions for System Administrators on pages 291 and 292!

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0471348104

If you have further questions, feel free to email me...
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oh yeah.... if you're running Solaris 2.5.1 11/97 (I think) or later, run:

# cat /etc/release

It will show you the OS release. I believe it gets updated after system upgrades as well

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