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HP-UX 11i v3 Installation and Update Guide: HP Integrity Server Blades, HP Integrity Servers, and HP 9000 Servers > Chapter 2 System Requirements for Cold-Installing and Updating

Identification of Model, OS/OE, and Software


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Before you cold-install or update to HP-UX 11i v3, you need to identify the model of your system and other information.

Identifying the Model

To determine the model number of your system, enter:


To verify that HP-UX 11i v3 is supported on your system, see “Supported Systems”.

For Itanium-based systems, you can identify the model by using the Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI): interrupt the autoboot process in the boot manager, enter the EFI shell, and use the info sys command:

Shell> info sys

Information about the model is displayed. For example:

SYSTEM INFORMATION Product Name: server rx2600 Serial Number: sg20220034 UUID: FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF

Identifying the OS

To identify the OS version that your system is currently running, enter:

uname -r

When a system has HP-UX 11i installed, you can determine which revision (Release ID) is installed by entering the following command:

/usr/sbin/swlist -l bundle | fgrep HPUX11i-OE

The HPUX11i-OE bundle indicates the current installed revision level. The revision level is indicated both in the bundle version number and in the description text.

Identifying the OE

To identify the Operating Environment currently installed on your system, use swlist. For example:

/usr/sbin/swlist -l bundle HPUX11i-*

The output of this command includes a line that identifies the installed OE. For example:

HPUX11i-OE B.11.31 HP-UX 11i Base Operating Environment

Identifying Installed Software

To identify the software products on a system or media, use swlist. For example, to show revision and descriptive title of all software installed on a system, enter:


To list all products and their versions on a DVD mounted at /dvdrom, enter:

/usr/sbin/swlist -s /dvdrom

To get a table of contents and product details, enter:

/usr/sbin/swlist -dvl product -a readme @ /dvdrom

The swlist command has many options to expand or narrow the listing to specific attributes. Refer to the swlist(1M) manpage or the Software Distributor Administration Guide, available on the Instant Information DVD and at the HP Technical Documentation Web site:


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