How to obtain the serial numbers on an Oracle Exadata Machine

You may be required to obtain serial numbers from an Oracle Exadata Machine, for example to confirm correct hardware for part replacement like disk controller battery (X4-2 and older) or disk, etc.

Below is how to obtain serials for each component.

Exadata Machine

To obtain the serial number of the Exadata Machine itself:

[root@v1ex1dbadm01 ~]# ipmitool sunoem cli "show /SP system_identifier" | grep "system_identifier ="
system_identifier = Exadata Database Machine X5-2 AK00XXXXXX
[root@v1ex1dbadm01 ~]#

Compute Nodes

To obtain the serial number of the compute nodes via dcli:

[root@v1ex1dbadm01 ~]# dcli -g /opt/oracle.SupportTools/onecommand/dbs_group -l root dmidecode -s system-serial-number
v1ex1dbadm01: 1514NMXXXX
v1ex1dbadm02: 1514NMXXXX
[root@v1ex1dbadm01 ~]#

Storage Cells

To obtain the serial number of the storage cells via dcli:

[root@v1ex1dbadm01 ~]# dcli -g /opt/oracle.SupportTools/onecommand/cell_group -l root dmidecode -s system-serial-number
v1ex1celadm01: 1515NMXXXX
v1ex1celadm02: 1515NMXXXX
v1ex1celadm03: 1515NMXXXX
[root@v1ex1dbadm01 ~]#

InfiniBands

To obtain the serial number of the InfiniBands via dcli:

[root@v1ex1dbadm01 ~]# dcli -g /opt/oracle.SupportTools/onecommand/ib_group -l root showfruinfo | grep -a Sun_Serial_Number
v1ex1sw-iba01: Sun_Serial_Number : XXXXXXT+1512RRXXXX
v1ex1sw-iba01: Sun_Serial_Number : AK0029XXXX
v1ex1sw-ibb01: Sun_Serial_Number : XXXXXXT+1512RRXXXX
v1ex1sw-ibb01: Sun_Serial_Number : AK0029XXXX
[root@v1ex1dbadm01 ~]#

 

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Zed DBA (Zahid Anwar)