SUMMARY: Configuration Description Tool

From: Morten K. Barfoed (
Date: Thu Mar 02 1995 - 22:48:12 CST

Dear sun-managers.

My original posting:

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Hello, all ya good fellas.

At our site, we have a few sun-servers, all running SunOS 4.1.x,
with a number of disks, each CPU with some RAM, some peripherals
attached and so on.

Now, I'd love to be able to print out the configuration of each
and every CPU, peripherals attached, disks and other relevant
information, by just pushing one button.

Does a tool exist, that can do just that.
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Well, thanks to a lot of people, who responded very quickly.
The ones who by now have responded are: (Kes Masalaitis) (Syed Zaeem Hosain)
anthony baxter <>
greg harrison <>
Ted Beatie <> (Mike Youngberg)
Matthias Kurz <> (Mattias Zhabinskiy)
tmk@us0.mayo.EDU (Tom Kinter)
John A. Murphy <> (Arvin S. Bhullar)
"Patrick M. Landry" <> (Kevin Sheehan {Consulting Poster Child})

The general answer was to use a tool called sysinfo, available
from different sites ( is one).

One suggested me to use dmesg, which is a command in the OS, this I
already do but I'd like a better tool than that (it only prints the
smae information asd that written to the cponsole during the boot-

Another told me to try devinfo. I didn't know this one, it's also
part of the OS, and shows a more or less schematic view of the
devices attached. It's ok, but still rather limited. Appearently
theres a similar tool in Solaris 2.x called prtconf.

Anyway, the latest version of sysinfo is 3.0.1. I retrieved it, it
compiled like magic, installed likewise and was just what I was
looking for. So I recommend it !

Best regards and thank you for your help.

Morten Krabbe Barfoed

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