dmidecode - best usages [updated]

Check Hyper-threading (Virtualization) Enabled or not
# dmidecode -t processor | grep HTT
                HTT (Multi-threading)
                HTT (Multi-threading)


Check CPU/CORE info
# dmidecode -t 4 | egrep CPU
        Version:  Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E7- 4830 @ 2.13GHz
        Version:  Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E7- 4830 @ 2.13GHz


UNIX / Linux shutdown Commands

Shutdown the machine immediately
# shutdown -h now

Reboot the machine immediately
# shutdown -r now

Shutdown the machine with user defined message
# shutdown -h now 'System is going down for upgrade'

Scheduling the shutdown with 24 hour format
# shutdown -h 20:00

Check MD5 in windows using fciv

The File Checksum Integrity Verifier (FCIV) is a command-prompt utility that computes and verifies cryptographic hash values of files. FCIV can compute MD5 or SHA-1 cryptographic hash values. These values can be displayed on the screen or saved in an XML file database for later use and verification. 

fciv filename



How to find the Bladecenter/Enclosure name of Blade

You got a blade server details to work with and you need to find the enclosure name and details, the blade installed in, how ?
Its so easy. Just login to the blade's iLO and go to the menu as shown in the screenshot.

How to find iLO MAC address for BladeCenter/Enclosure


Open the iLO console (HP here in example)
goto to the menu as described in the screenshot.



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