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dmidecode in ESXi 4.1?

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...
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Stelian StanNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Hope this is what you are looking for: http://www.virtualizetips.com/2010/05/find-the-service-tag-or-serial-number-of-vmware-esx-host/

Look at those comments.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I would recommend using the following, also VMware recommends the use of PowerCLI, which is PowerShell interface with vSphere-specific additions.

http://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/server/vsphere/automationtools/powercli

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

http://powergui.org/index.jspa

and

VMware Community Pack
http://www.virtu-al.net/featured-scripts/vmware-powerpack/

The vSphere Client can also display the servers serial number if available via hardware.
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ThaidogAuthor Commented:
@clonyxlro - that command is not available on exsi 4.1
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
ESXi is not Linux.
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