Occassionally, you might need to remotely read serial numbers from your
MDS 9000 series multilayer switch. You might have to do so for inventory
requirements or for confirmation or verification for support contract
entitlement. This document explains how to read chassis and line card serial
numbers through remote access to the MDS 9000 series switch.
Before attempting this configuration, ensure that you have remote
access to the MDS 9000 series multilayer switch through an IP or console
The information in this document is based on the MDS 9000 storage area
networking operating system (SAN-OS).
The information in this document was created from the devices in a
specific lab environment. All of the devices used in this document started with
a cleared (default) configuration. If your network is live, make sure that you
understand the potential impact of any command.
For more information on document conventions, refer to the
Technical Tips Conventions.
The chassis serial number on a MDS 9000 series multilayer switch is
used to identify the unit for service contract purposes. It can be read from
the sticker on the back of the unit next to the power supply; or it can be read
remotely by issuing the show sprom backplane 1
command. The serial number is found below the product number.
Serial numbers for line cards are printed on the bottom of the metal
card tray. To remotely read the serial number, issue the show
module command, which lists information about the installed
modules, including the serial numbers.
There is currently no verification procedure available for this
There is currently no specific troubleshooting information available
for this configuration.