HP-UX hostid

Hi,
we have a HP workstation with a software licensed for its hostid, and we have to change the workstation. I want to know if I can change the hostid of the workstation to run the same software in the new machine.
Thanks.
ikerasdAsked:
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gheistCommented:
"man uname"

uname -i
and so on.

this is hardware parameter,
ikerasdAuthor Commented:
I know that in Solaris you can change the value of the host id, and in HP, if is a hardware parameter, where is it located? in the CPU? in the motherboard? in any chip? because I can change form one workstation to other except the CPU, which is the broken component...
tfewsterCommented:
On HP servers, the hostid is stored on the backplane, AKA main board; HP engineers can read and overwrite it if a backplane needs replacing.

Assuming the same is true for HP workstations, you may be best off just swapping in a good CPU

What model workstation do you have?
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ikerasdAuthor Commented:
workstation model: C240
tfewsterCommented:
Slight correction to my previous post, the hostid is based on the MAC address of the built in LAN card - i.e. the Core I/O module on newer servers or the I/O board on a C-Class.  So - assuming both old & new boxes are C-Class - you should just be able to put the I/O board from the old machine in the new one

See page 146 onward of the C-Class SUpport Manual at http://h200001.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/lpv37955/lpv37955.pdf

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ikerasdAuthor Commented:
I will try it. Thanks.
ikerasdAuthor Commented:
It works! Thanks.
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