IBM Storwize: Get The Serial Number

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I’ve got a client that has a couple of Storwize V5000 storage arrays. I needed to get the serial numbers for them today, but I could not find them in the GUI?


As usual things are much simpler at command line, SSH into the storage array and simply use the following command;


Get Storwize - Serial Number

Note: As you can see, I’ve got one Controller (with the cans in it,) and one expansion shelf. The first part of the serial denotes the model e.g. 2078-24C denotes v5000 Series controller, so in this case the serial number would be 2078-24C / 78A3381 and I’ve got an Expansion Shelf 2078-24E / 78D2CTT.

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  1. Hi Pete

    I was in the same situation and after I used the command above, I was able to find the serial number via the GUI.

    If you click the help icon (?) in the top right then ‘About IBM Storwise V3700″ it gives you the serial number along with system ID and MTM

    Stupid place to put it but handy to know for future.

    Kind regards

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