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DMI configuration utility for linux

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Does anyone know of a DMI configuration utility that will run on RH Linux Vx.xx and also can be used when the OS is running.

I need to update the DMI in systems that in the field and run 24x7.  Down time is a problem, so if we can fine a work around it would be a lot better.

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by:pjedmond
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DMI? Desktop management interface, Direct marketing information? etc etc

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by:bigjazzer
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Woops, apologies, it is http://www.dmtf.org/standards/dmi Desktop Management Interface.

dmidecode utilities for Linux come from http://www.nongnu.org/dmidecode/ for reference.

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http://powertweak.sourceforge.net/

allows you to manipulate these settings, but does not report them remotely.

SNMPD is probably a better bet for that type of thing.

Alternatively, if you want a *very* powerful and free package, I can recommend nagios:

www.nagios.org

for remotely monitoring them. It's got loads of modules for monitoring different functionalities cwntrally.

HTH:)
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by:bigjazzer
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Thanks for the quick reply.

Will any of these allow me to change setting and data held in the DMI storage area of the MB?

I downloaded powertweak, but need to get a xwindows system running to see it properly. Ran the windows version, but it did not look I can change things like the serial number, manufacturers details for example.   I am looking for asset tagging & information storing about serial numbers etc on the MB for pull these off remotely. I have a DOS DMICFG program to program these setting during production, but once they are in the field, I have no way of changing/setting them.

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