Setting Service Tag on R710

John Hanks john.hanks at colorado.edu
Fri Jul 15 16:42:22 CDT 2011


Nevermind, found this message

http://lists.us.dell.com/pipermail/linux-poweredge/2010-October/043468.html

and followed that advice to build an older version of libsmbios. The
serviceTag utility worked for me.

jbh


On Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 3:18 PM, John Hanks <john.hanks at colorado.edu> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I'm trying to set the service tag on an R710 using the smbios-sys-info
> utility. It almost works:
>
> [root at node-5xgdbm1 ~]# smbios-sys-info --service-tag --set 5XGDBM1
> Current tag value:
> Service Tag:
>
> Setting new tag value: 5XGDBM1
> [root at node-5xgdbm1 ~]# smbios-sys-info --asset-tag --set 5XGDBM1
> Current tag value:
> Asset Tag:
>
> Setting new tag value: 5XGDBM1
> [root at node-5xgdbm1 ~]# smbios-sys-info
> Libsmbios version:      2.2.26
> Product Name:           PowerEdge R710
> Vendor:                 Dell Inc.
> BIOS Version:           2.1.9
> System ID:              0x0235
> Service Tag:            5XGDBM1
> Express Service Code:   12906790921
> Asset Tag:              5XGDBM1
> Property Ownership Tag:
>
> But then after a reboot things are reset to not having a Service Tag:
>
> [root at node-5xgdbm1 ~]# smbios-sys-info
> Libsmbios version:      2.2.26
> Product Name:           PowerEdge R710
> Vendor:                 Dell Inc.
> BIOS Version:           2.1.9
> System ID:              0x0235
> Service Tag:
> Express Service Code:   0
> Asset Tag:              5XGDBM1
> Property Ownership Tag:
>
> Is there a way to do this from linux and have the value survive a
> reboot? I'm hoping to not have to reboot this (and other) servers to a
> dos image just to set the service tag. And would really like a
> solution I could use without rebooting at all.
>
> Thanks,
>
> jbh
>



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