Retrieve Hardware Information Using dmidecode on Linux

Basic Troubleshooting

IntelĀ® PAC
Napatech SmartNIC
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Display Linux hardware and BIOS information

The Linux dmidecode command reads the system DMI (Desktop Management Interface) table to display hardware and BIOS information of the server. A sample output of the dmidecode command is shown below:

# dmidecode | head -15
# dmidecode 2.11
SMBIOS 2.7 present.
140 structures occupying 6178 bytes.
Table at 0x000E9C70.

Handle 0x0000, DMI type 0, 24 bytes
BIOS Information
        Vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
        Version: 4.6.1010
        Release Date: 04/27/2012
        Address: 0xF0000
        Runtime Size: 64 kB
        ROM Size: 16384 kB
                PCI is supported

dmidecode command to text file

You can direct the output of dmidecode command to a text file as shown on the example below.

# dmidecode > dmidecode.txt

Please forward the output file from dmidecode to Napatech Technical Support for further assistance.