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Hardware congifuration of SQL Server

Posted on 2009-07-10
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Last Modified: 2012-05-07
How do I check SQL Server (Windows 2003)'s hardware configuration?

Are there t-sql commands to check that?

If not, where in the server can I go to understand what kind of SAN, RAID we have on the server.

Question by:anushahanna
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ID: 24825607
1) Right click Computer and select Properties. If the properties window appear click on Device Manager.
2) Execute Sysinfo32.EXE

Device Manager needs admin rights. Sysinfo32 is not necessarily present on each computer.
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Sorry, small correction:

2) MSinfo32.EXE

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ID: 24832311
that worked, thanks

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ID: 24832313
so, there's no t-sql commands for checking on hardware, right?
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ID: 24832479
The t-sql command for device listing is not a standard but you could call .NET assembly as user defined function directly from SQL 2005/2008. The hardware enumeration is a standard Windows API call.

Some example is e.g. here: http://www.developer.com/net/csharp/article.php/3399881 and here: http://www.codeproject.com/KB/system/DevMgr.aspx


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