This is a guest post written by SathiyaMoorthy.
lshw (Hardware Lister) command gives a comprehensive report about all hardware in your system. This displays detailed information about manufacturer, serial number of the system, motherboard, CPU, RAM, PCI cards, disks, network card etc.,
Using lshw, you can get information about the hardware without touching a screwdriver to open the server chassis. This is also very helpful when the server is located in a remote data center, where you don’t have physical access to the server.
In our previous article, we discussed about how to display hardware information on linux using dmidecode command. In this article, let us review how to view the hardware specifications using lshw command.
OMSA is a web based application to manage DELL PowerEdge Servers. Using OMSA you can perform proactive system monitoring, system diagnosis, troubleshoot hardware issues and configure RAID etc., You can also view and manage hardware’s embedded system management (ESM) log using OMSA.
This is an jumpstart guide that explains how to install Dell OMSA on Linux. I have also provided few screenshots of DELL OMSA web application.
Sometimes it may be necessary to find out whether there are any issues with the memory or other hardware components on a server. Typically it is recommended to perform this kind of test on a server before deploying for production usage. DELL has provided few tools to perform hardware diagnostics on DELL Servers. Let us review “Dell 32 Bit Diagnostics” tools in this post.
This Diagnostics tools can be used on DELL PowerEdge servers and PowerVault. Following items are covered in this post:
- Download Diagnostics utility from Dell support site.
- Create bootable CD
- Execute the memory test
- Graphics based diagnostics