Useful dmidecode Shortcuts

dmidecode is a tool that can be used to find detailed information about a Linux system. Here are some useful shortcuts!

dmidecode is a tool that can be used to find detailed information about a Linux system.  Here are some useful shortcuts!

BIOS

Description Command Example Output
Vendor dmidecode -s bios-vendor Dell Inc.
Version dmidecode -s bios-version 1.4.3
Release Date dmidecode -s bios-release-date 08/14/2009

Chassis

Description Command Example Output
Chassis Type dmidecode -s chassis-type Rack Mount Chassis
Manufacturer dmidecode -s chassis-manufacturer Dell Inc.
Model dmidecode -s system-product-name PowerEdge R300
Serial dmidecode -s chassis-serial-number XXXXXXXX

CPU

Description Command Example Output
Manufacturer dmidecode -s processor-manufacturer Intel
Family dmidecode -s processor-family Xeon
Model dmidecode -s processor-version Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X3363 @ 2.83GHz

RAM

Description Command Example Output
List of DIMMs dmidecode -t memory

Handle 0x1103, DMI type 17, 28 bytes
Memory Device...

Number of DIMMs dmidecode -t memory | grep "Size:" | wc -l 6
Size of Installed RAM (by stick) dmidecode -t memory | grep "Size:"

Size: 4096 MB
Size: 4096 MB
Size: No Module Installed
Size: No Module Installed
Size: No Module Installed
Size: No Module Installed

Max RAM (max that system will accept) dmidecode -t memory | grep "Maximum Capacity:" Maximum Capacity: 24 GB
Type of RAM dmidecode -t memory | grep "Type:" Type: DDR2

Misc.

Description Command Example Output
Available Connectors dmidecode -t connector | grep "Connector Type:"
Internal Connector Type: None
External Connector Type: DB-15 female
Internal Connector Type: None
External Connector Type: DB-15 female
Internal Connector Type: None
External Connector Type: Access Bus (USB)
Internal Connector Type: None
External Connector Type: Access Bus (USB)
Internal Connector Type: None
External Connector Type: Access Bus (USB)
Internal Connector Type: None
External Connector Type: Access Bus (USB)
Internal Connector Type: Access Bus (USB)
External Connector Type: None
Internal Connector Type: None
External Connector Type: RJ-45
Internal Connector Type: None
External Connector Type: RJ-45
Internal Connector Type: None
External Connector Type: DB-9 male
List of Expansion Slots dmidecode -t slot | grep "Type:"
Type: x8 PCI Express
Type: x8 PCI Express
Status of Expansion Slots dmidecode -t slot | grep -e 'Type:\|Current Usage:'
Type: x8 PCI Express
Current Usage: In Use
Type: x8 PCI Express
Current Usage: Available

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