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IBM Server and SMBIOS

IBM Server and SMBIOS

IBM Server and SMBIOS


Please your help..

What of following servers support SMBIOS?

IBM xSeries 235
System x3350
Bladecenter HS21
IBM OpenPower
IBM System P5 510 Express

I need use dmidecode command on a Linux system to exctract hw info..


RE: IBM Server and SMBIOS

it as strange (wide) question.

System X ( x86 based machine Intel/AMD) support SMBIOS
What you have to check, is for a single Type-Model, which
level of smbios is supported for a given (downloadable)
BIOs Level.
The following link is an example of IBM\systemx\235
BIOS downloading page.


You should enter more precise Type & Model (probably of
machines you have), and see in history bios changes,
supported smbios level.

For pSeries, I believe IBM does not take in consideration
(also for Linux ready machine) these standards.


RE: IBM Server and SMBIOS

Hi, thanks for your time...

well, the question is for the following:

I'm doing a Capacity Planner (CP), an i have some IBM servers models (up listed) with Linux RHE 4 64 bits/32bits  and AIX, this software collect harware info (Hardware Inventory) executing commands, as dmidecode,     but this command collects information connecting on to SMBIOS.

This 64 bits models have SMBIOS? (i think not):

IBM OpenPower models
IBM System P5 510 Express

This models, i think yes, because they are x86 architecture, but i'm not sure, if they have SMBIOS:

IBM xSeries 235
System x3350
Bladecenter HS21

Thanks for your opinions!!

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