Red Hat / CentOS Command To Find Dell Service Tag

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How do I find out my Dell server service tag using command line under RHEL / Fedora / Red Hat / CentOS / Scientific Linux operating systems?

You need to use the dmidecode command to find out various serial numbers including Dell servers service tag. This command is used to analyse BIOS DMI data. If this command is not install type the following command to install it:
# yum -y install dmidecode

Command To Find Out Dell Service Tag

Once installed type the following command to find out Dell service tag:
# dmidecode | grep -i serial
OR
# dmidecode -t 1
Sample outputs:

# dmidecode 2.9
SMBIOS 2.6 present.
Handle 0x0100, DMI type 1, 27 bytes
System Information
	Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
	Product Name: PowerEdge T110
	Version: Not Specified
	Serial Number: XYZABC
	SKU Number: Not Specified
	Family:

The following command will only display service tag:
# dmidecode -s system-serial-number

How Do I Find Out Dell Service Tag Remotely?

You need to ssh into remote Dell server and type the same command:
$ ssh root@remote.dell.server.example.com
OR
$ ssh root@202.54.1.1
And type the above command:
# dmidecode -s system-serial-number
OR just pass the dmidecode command line option to ssh itself:
$ ssh root@remote.dell.server.example.com dmidecode -s system-serial-number

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1 John Eisenhower February 14, 2012 at 12:43 am

You really should have Dell’s Open Manage software installed, its great stuff (compared to other vendors mgmt software such as HP “health” drivers).

omreport chassis info

With Open Manage installed you can check power supplies, memory errors, change BIOS setup etc.

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2 John Eisenhower February 14, 2012 at 12:43 am
3 Mario Rocha June 23, 2012 at 1:14 pm

It’s works if you have not a Virtualized system.

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4 Caroline September 18, 2012 at 1:46 am

Is there a command that can pull the entire ppid on a monitor

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