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Remotely get serial numbers from Cisco Router's and Switches

dsterling asked
Last Modified: 2009-05-28
Is there a way/command that I can use to Remote access to a Cisco router and Cisco switch to get the serial number?

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can't you use the command "show diag"?
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It should be mentioned that the serial number of a router will show as "Processor board ID" when using the "show version" or "show hardware" command, if you want to see it as the hardware serial number use the "show inventory" command.  But these are both the same number just the show version output is a bit more confusing to those unfamiliar with Cisco's CLI.
show inventory gives the serial number (at least on a recent 871 router)

telnet <router ip address>
Username: <user name>
Password: <password>
routername#show inventory
Sorry I meant that for another thread which does not have the show inventory tip.

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