Tutorial: Hardware information by command line (Unix, Linux and VMware)

Our homemade tool RAMinator reads out the data of Windows systems. In this tutorial, we will explain how to get your relevant system information when working with another OS.

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For our customers who run their system on a Unix or VMware server, a system analysis with our RAMinator is not possible. However, there is an easy way to readout the relevant data for a RAM upgrade.

All you need is a command line, which you can access either locally at your console or remotely via SSH.

If your system is running on Linux, Unix, ESX3, please use the command


For ESXi4 and upward, please type


As a result, you will receive comprehensive system information:

Please create a text file with this information and send it to us via email.  In order to create this file, please use the command

dmidecode > system.txt


smbiosDump > system.txt 

Our specialists will send you an offer with the memory compatible to your system – based on the information of the received file and within one hour during our business hours.

In other blog entries, you will find information on how to read your system data for Windows (with our tool RAMinator) or for Apple.

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