Verifying Serial number ?

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Dec 13th, 2007

hi, we have purchased cisco routers from a partner but for some reason we want to verify their serial numbers, is there any way we can do it ? kindly guide me in this matter

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Richard Burts Thu, 12/13/2007 - 20:34

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First can we verify that it is the router chassis serial number that you want to verify rather than some other serial number (because several things on the router probably have serial numbers).

For any router the reliable way to identify the chassis serial number is by visual inspection. Look on the chassis and the chassis serial number is on a sticker on the chassis.

For some routers (or switches) you may be able to find the chassis serial number in the output of show version, or of show diag.

In recent versions of IOS there is a command show inventory and one of its output is labeled as the chassis serial number. My experience is that for the ISR routers the output of show inventory does accurately give the chassis serial number. But for most non-ISR routers the output of the command is not actually the chassis serial number.

HTH

Rick

illusion_rox Thu, 12/13/2007 - 21:18

Hi Rburts, i want to verify the serial number of router's chassis, is there any official way to verify the serial numbers ?? you are right regarding show inventory and sh diag but is it reliable ?? if some 1 is not providing us with the verified routers ( i dont know what to call them but i hope u understand )are they also able to change its chasis number in sh diag output also ?? secondly what i meant to ask is that can we send the list directly to cisco and verify from it ?? is it possible ?

thanks again in advance

illusion_rox Thu, 12/13/2007 - 22:18

Sir i dont have the partner status, can i ask some1 who has it to verify serials on my behalf ?? like if u have the status can i send u few serials so that u verify for me ?

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