Motherboard model and serial
Q: How do I determine my motherboard model and serial numbers?
A: This information is written into DMI into the motherboard. To access it, simply use dmidecode, available on most UNIX and Linux operating systems by default, and available as a separate download for Windows operating systems.
Use the following command to pull base board information:
You can also use grep to show specific fields:
- dmidecode -t 2 | grep 'Product\|Serial'
Below is an example output of the baseboard information.
If your system is down, you can obtain the motherboard serial from a sticker on the board. Serial numbers are typically 10 characters long, and will have an additional line below that says "Warranty void if removed".
BIOS recovery procedure
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RAM models and serials
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Supermicro Update Manager (SUM)
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