Linux: Get Information About Your BIOS / Server Hardware From a Shell Without Opening Chassis

Posted by nixcraft on Jan 26, 2008 7:24 AM EDT
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biosdecode is a command line utility to parses the BIOS memory and prints information about all structures (or entry points) it knows of. The DMI table doesn’t only describe what the system is currently made of, it also can report the possible evolutions such as the fastest supported CPU or the maximal amount of memory supported. In this tip you will learn about decoding BIOS data (dumping a computer’s DMI ) and getting all information about computer hardware without rebooting the server.

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