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How to get physical server warranty or age ?

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Hi,

For a server refresh job, my task is to identify the server that needs to be replaced / upgrade, it is all HP and SUN servers and I wonder what is the easiest way to get the server age / warranty status ?

apart from Spiceworks (if anyone know other option) that'd be great ?

Thanks
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thanks for your reply virtualxistance, what i mean is the automated way because I got hundreds of servers in my current datacenter :-)
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What operating system are your servers running?
For HP servers, you can read the serial number from the BIOS, pass this through to a web application that posts it to HP's warranty site, scrape that to get the date and store it in a database for reporting or presentation.

I imagine there has to be something similar for SUN machines, but I haven't touched SUN boxes since the Windows NT 3.5 days.
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If your servers are on this list:

http://wikis.sun.com/display/sneep/HardwareSerial

You can use sneep to read the serial numbers of the SUN boxes.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 664 total points
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Install HP Systems Insight Manager and scan the network with it for HP systems.

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/servers/management/hpsim/index.html

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yes, thanks for the info guys, rather than copy pasting it into https://www11.itrc.hp.com/service/ewarranty/warrantyInput.do after spending the whole nighter in the datacenter, I'll have look at deploying the HP SIM agent into the datacenter and see how it goes from there.
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did you find an automated way to check the age/warranty status of the sun/hp servers?
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It is pretty trivial these days - see this Powershell Module

Next time, however, please open your own question.
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