Server RAM Upgrade

Any ways to check IBM,HP and Dell server RAM type without downtime ?
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You could run a Crucial scan if the server has internet access?

I actually think there may be an offline version to download aswell.


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Joshua HillCommented:
You could use "Speccy"?

Speccy is an advanced System Information tool for your computer.  

Speccy will give you all the information you need.
Dell Servers usually include an iDRAC module which, if configured and setup properly, you can access remotely and which will tell you what is installed and what state the hardware is in. HP has ILO which does the same, and I think also IBM has something similar.

Besides that, if you setup the server the proper way initially using the provided tools (OpenManage DVD for Dell, Smartstart or intelligent provisioning for HP, something else for IBM), then utilities would have gotten installed in your server OS that allow monitoring of the hardware (RAID, RAM etc), and those monitoring tools also tell you what you have. You can of course also install those tools manually via the server's download site and installing them....
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ReeceICT ConsultantCommented:
Find the model/part number of the server then google that plus RAM upgrade.
Look for the articles provided by the same manufacturer of the server.

My server is an IBM x3500 M4 (7383ENM)...
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The big brands will usually have actual upgrade kits with their own part numbers (eg. 00D5044 for the exact server I listed above)
I will suggest to contact the respected vendor support desk / website for RAM Type and upgrade process.  You should know install order to upgrade your RAM.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Go to Dell's web site and enter the Service Tag.  You can look up the original configuration, including RAM type.

And as suggested above, you can use Crucial's web site, various utilities, and a simple googling of the model.
andyalderSaggar maker's framemakerCommented:
Don't use the part numbers from Dell's support site, they're gobbledygook. Description is OK though. Isn't going to tell you about upgrades unless you let it interrogate the box though. Partsurfer for HP will tell you what was originally shipped as will IBM's WLUP.

CPU-Z SPD tab gives you the SPD info from each DIMM, that's the ultimate information. Manufacturer's name, part number, size, speed. It won't say IBM, Dell etc since they just put sticky labels on other makes of RAM which isn't written into the serial presence detect prom.
i have used SIW for this :
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