Get system serial number in pfSense

Last modified: May 16, 2012

1 - Summary
2 - Dependencies
3 - Dmidecode installation
4 - Commands

1 - Summary

This guide will show you how to get the system serial number and BIOS
information in pfSense. Dmidecode is a tool that can get this information.
This has been tested in pfSense 2.0.1 i386.

2 - Dependencies

Log into the pfSense website. Navigate to the System menu, then click on
Advanced. Click on the box next to Enable Secure Shell. Click on Save at the
bottom of the page.

Enable Secure Shell
3 - Dmidecode installation SSH in as the admin user and select option 8 to get to the shell. Install the dmidecode package. # pkg_add -r dmidecode 4 - Commands Find the location of dmidecode. # pkg_info -L dmidecode-* | grep bin | grep dmidecode /usr/local/sbin/dmidecode You can display the system information including serial number by typing the following. # /usr/local/sbin/dmidecode -t 1 | grep -e 'Manufacturer\|Product Name\|Serial Number' | cut -f 2 Manufacturer: Dell Computer Corporation Product Name: OptiPlex 170L Serial Number: XXXXXXX You can display the BIOS information by typing the following. # /usr/local/sbin/dmidecode -t 0 | grep -e 'Vendor\|Version\|Release Date' | cut -f 2 Vendor: Dell Computer Corporation Version: XXX Release Date: XX/XX/XXXX

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