Determining what hardware one has?

Determining what hardware one has?

Post by briant » Wed, 11 Dec 2002 23:28:16



We have a couple of IBM RS6000 M80s in a remote datacenter that we're
looking to sell. No longer used and no one here to administer them.
However, I don't know the hardware specs. I've been told they have 4
processors, but I don't know if that means (2) 2-way or (1) 4-way, or if
there's even four at all. Is there any AIX command that could tell me
such a thing. I don't see dmesg, or anything like that. I also have 1
physically here, I opened it up and saw 2 processors, is there anyway to
tell the type of processor by looking at them?

Thanks

 
 
 

Determining what hardware one has?

Post by Chri » Thu, 12 Dec 2002 07:15:02



> We have a couple of IBM RS6000 M80s in a remote datacenter that we're
> looking to sell. No longer used and no one here to administer them.
> However, I don't know the hardware specs. I've been told they have 4
> processors, but I don't know if that means (2) 2-way or (1) 4-way, or if
> there's even four at all. Is there any AIX command that could tell me
> such a thing. I don't see dmesg, or anything like that. I also have 1
> physically here, I opened it up and saw 2 processors, is there anyway to
> tell the type of processor by looking at them?

> Thanks

lsdev -Cc |wc -l                # To see the number of processors you
have
lsattr -El proc0                # To see what type of processors you
have

The 0 in proc0 is the number zero, all other characters in those
commands are letters.

Chris

 
 
 

Determining what hardware one has?

Post by Steve » Thu, 12 Dec 2002 07:44:13



> Is there any AIX command that could tell me
> such a thing. I don't see dmesg, or anything like that. I also have 1
> physically here, I opened it up and saw 2 processors, is there anyway to
> tell the type of processor by looking at them?

There is probably an easier way, but I use the following:

    sar -P ALL 1 1

This comand will return statistics about the CPU(s) in your system.
Each processor will be numbered starting from zero (0), and will look
something like this:

17:37:54 cpu    %usr    %sys    %wio   %idle
17:37:55  0        0      12       2      87
          1        0       1       4      96
          2        3       3      51      43
          3        0       4       6      90
          -        1       5      16      78

So the results from this command tell me that I have four processors
on this system.

More information on CPU hardware is available using these AIX 4.3.3
commands (probably works on older AIX levels too):

Memory (in KB)      bootinfo -r
Hard disks          lsdev -C | grep disk
CPU Model           uname -M

More details on all the devices:
lsdev -C
lscfg -v

HTH..
Steve
Invera Tech Support

 
 
 

Determining what hardware one has?

Post by H.G.Borrman » Thu, 12 Dec 2002 17:31:50




> > We have a couple of IBM RS6000 M80s in a remote datacenter that we're
> > looking to sell. No longer used and no one here to administer them.
> > However, I don't know the hardware specs. I've been told they have 4
> > processors, but I don't know if that means (2) 2-way or (1) 4-way, or if
> > there's even four at all. Is there any AIX command that could tell me
> > such a thing. I don't see dmesg, or anything like that. I also have 1
> > physically here, I opened it up and saw 2 processors, is there anyway to
> > tell the type of processor by looking at them?

> > Thanks

> lsdev -Cc |wc -l                # To see the number of processors you
> have
> lsattr -El proc0                # To see what type of processors you
> have

> The 0 in proc0 is the number zero, all other characters in those
> commands are letters.

> Chris

# lsdev -Cc
lsdev: A flag requires a parameter: c
lsdev: 0514-500 Usage error - PWD=/home/root

I suggest for the number of processors:

lscfg -l 'proc*'

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Determining what hardware one has?

Post by Pons » Thu, 12 Dec 2002 21:13:24


$ lsdev -C | grep proc   ;to list the processor
or
$ lsdev -C  ; to list HW components
or
$ lscfg -vp ; to list HW components

-Pons

"> We have a couple of IBM RS6000 M80s in a remote datacenter that we're

Quote:> looking to sell. No longer used and no one here to administer them.
> However, I don't know the hardware specs. I've been told they have 4
> processors, but I don't know if that means (2) 2-way or (1) 4-way, or if
> there's even four at all. Is there any AIX command that could tell me
> such a thing. I don't see dmesg, or anything like that. I also have 1
> physically here, I opened it up and saw 2 processors, is there anyway to
> tell the type of processor by looking at them?

> Thanks

 
 
 

Determining what hardware one has?

Post by briant » Thu, 12 Dec 2002 23:21:15


Very helpful. Thanks to all.

Brian


> We have a couple of IBM RS6000 M80s in a remote datacenter that we're
> looking to sell. No longer used and no one here to administer them.
> However, I don't know the hardware specs. I've been told they have 4
> processors, but I don't know if that means (2) 2-way or (1) 4-way, or if
> there's even four at all. Is there any AIX command that could tell me
> such a thing. I don't see dmesg, or anything like that. I also have 1
> physically here, I opened it up and saw 2 processors, is there anyway to
> tell the type of processor by looking at them?

> Thanks

 
 
 

Determining what hardware one has?

Post by briant » Fri, 13 Dec 2002 00:41:04


Looks like I have (4) PowerPC_RS64-IIIs:

lsattr -El proc0
state enable           Processor state False
type  PowerPC_RS64-III Processor type  False

lsattr -El proc1
state enable           Processor state False
type  PowerPC_RS64-III Processor type  False

lsattr -El proc2
state enable           Processor state False
type  PowerPC_RS64-III Processor type  False

lsattr -El proc3
state enable           Processor state False
type  PowerPC_RS64-III Processor type  False

Any way I can tell if it's 2-way or 4-way? I see IBM makes 2 and 4-way
of this type.

Thanks,
Brian


> We have a couple of IBM RS6000 M80s in a remote datacenter that we're
> looking to sell. No longer used and no one here to administer them.
> However, I don't know the hardware specs. I've been told they have 4
> processors, but I don't know if that means (2) 2-way or (1) 4-way, or if
> there's even four at all. Is there any AIX command that could tell me
> such a thing. I don't see dmesg, or anything like that. I also have 1
> physically here, I opened it up and saw 2 processors, is there anyway to
> tell the type of processor by looking at them?

> Thanks

 
 
 

Determining what hardware one has?

Post by Richard D. Lath » Fri, 13 Dec 2002 02:45:22



> Looks like I have (4) PowerPC_RS64-IIIs:

> lsattr -El proc0
> state enable           Processor state False
> type  PowerPC_RS64-III Processor type  False

> lsattr -El proc1
> state enable           Processor state False
> type  PowerPC_RS64-III Processor type  False

> lsattr -El proc2
> state enable           Processor state False
> type  PowerPC_RS64-III Processor type  False

> lsattr -El proc3
> state enable           Processor state False
> type  PowerPC_RS64-III Processor type  False

> Any way I can tell if it's 2-way or 4-way? I see IBM makes 2 and 4-way
> of this type.

You have 4 physical CPU chips, named proc0 thru proc3.

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