Checkpoint: Find The Serial Number of IP Appliances Via CLI

Find The Serial Number of IP Appliances Via CLI

Sometimes it is necessary to find the serial number of IP appliances but you either don’t have physical access to the machine or someone has removed the sticker from the side or bottom. This article lists methods to retrieve the serial via the command line interface (CLI).

1. If you are physically next to the device, look for a label on the physical box.

2. If you are remotely accessing the firewall, log into Voyager, then look for “Unit SN” under the “Basic IPSO Information” section of the homepage.

3. On the CLI (either SSH or console), run the following IPSO command:

ipso[admin]# ipsctl hw:eeprom:serial_number

hw:eeprom:serial_number = 7Hxxxxxxxx4


ipso[admin]# ipsctl -a | grep serial

ipso[admin]# ipsctl -a | grep "serial"
hw:eeprom:motherboard:serial_number = 94072202114
hw:eeprom:cpci_1:serial_number = 94072301073
hw:eeprom:cpci_2:serial_number = 94072301093
hw:eeprom:power_a:serial_number = SH52618
hw:eeprom:power_b:serial_number = SH52471
hw:eeprom:wx_3:serial_number = 94072202755
hw:eeprom:viper_4:serial_number = 94072300835
hw:eeprom:wx_1_1:serial_number = 94073601141
hw:eeprom:serial_number = 7Hxxxxxxxx4
hw:motherboard:serialnumber = 0
hw:chassis:serialnumber = 7Hxxxxxxxx4

This will give you all serial numbers related to different parts – the chassis is the last in the list and it is this serial number which is most commonly used.

4. In the clish shell (enter “clish” on the command line):

NokiaIP1260:102> show asset hardware
Chassis Serial Number: 7Hxxxxxxxx4
CPU Model: Pentium 4/XEON
CPU MFR: GenuineIntel
CPU Frequency: 2794587100
Memory: 1073741824
Disk 0 Model: STI Flash 8.0.0
Disk 0 Capacity: 128MB
Disk 1 Model: FUJITSU MHV2040AS
Disk 1 Capacity: 40007MB
Platform: IP1260
Bios Vendor: Hilo BIOS
Bios Version: 5.0-1.5
Bios Date: 10-19-2004
Motherboard Serial Number: 0
Motherboard Revision: B01
Motherboard Model: HILO-RCC1

5. For Nokia IP VPN devices:

hostname> show fru

Product Name: 10i
EEPROM info format rev num: 6
Number of slots: 0
MAC address count: 3
Base MAC address: 00:A0:8E:XX:XX:XX
System serial number: 7HXXXXXXXXX
System Agile part number: N806189001
System Agile H/W rev: C
Onboard MAC count: 3
System PCA Agile P/N base: 6187
System PCA Agile P/N suffix: 1

6. For former Nokia IPS platforms, please run the following command:

ip390ips ~ # cat /proc/nokia/nvram/serial_num

7. For UTM-1 EDGE devices, you can also use run the command:

EDGE:XX> show asset hardware