dmidecode in ESXi 4.1?

Posted on 2012-08-14
Last Modified: 2012-08-24
Is there a similar command inside of ESXi 4.i where I can pull the server's serial number from? In Linux I can use the dmidecode command for this...
Question by:Thaidog
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    by:Stelian Stan
    Hope this is what you are looking for:

    Look at those comments.
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    I would recommend using the following, also VMware recommends the use of PowerCLI, which is PowerShell interface with vSphere-specific additions.

    One of the simplest PowerCLI examples, and something which is actually extremely useful on its own, is the Get-VM cmdlet. Which lists VMs.

    PowerCLI can be a bit overwhelming to use,  But it can be enhanced with a nice toolset and a library of preconfigured scripts to jump-start your mass changes, which is possible with PowerGUI


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    The vSphere Client can also display the servers serial number if available via hardware.

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    @clonyxlro - that command is not available on exsi 4.1
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    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    ESXi is not Linux.

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