Cisco Support Community
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Silver

COMMAND TO FIND SERIAL NUMBER OF ROUTER/SWITCHES

ARE THERE ANY COMMANDS WHICH WILL GIVE THE CHASSIS SERIAL NUMBER AS OUTPUT, FOR ROUTERS? ALSO, IF ANYONE KNOWS A COMMAND FOR SWITCHES THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL.

19 REPLIES
DWA
Community Member

Re: COMMAND TO FIND SERIAL NUMBER OF ROUTER/SWITCHES

Show version

Community Member

Just to be extra confusing,

Just to be extra confusing, the Cisco Small Business line of switches (SG300, SF300, etc) use a different command to display the serial number:

show systemid

There is a show version command, but it does not include the serial number for whatever reason.

Community Member

thanks 

thanks 

Cisco Employee

Re: COMMAND TO FIND SERIAL NUMBER OF ROUTER/SWITCHES

show ver should work for most switches

OMRCS1> (enable) sh ver

WS-C6506 Software, Version NmpSW: 6.2(2)

Copyright (c) 1995-2001 by Cisco Systems

NMP S/W compiled on May 24 2001, 19:28:46

System Bootstrap Version: 6.1(4)

Hardware Version: 2.0 Model: WS-C6506 Serial #: TBA04480798 <<<<------

PS1 Module: WS-CAC-1300W Serial #: ACP03160338

Mod Port Model Serial # Versions

In CAT4006 running older code, sh ver will not give the correct serial number. You can use "sh sprom chassis". If you have a CAT6000 running native IOS, you can use "sh idprom all"

For routers, try using "show diag". You could also use SNMP to gather serial numbers

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/477/SNMP/chassis.shtml

Community Member

Re: COMMAND TO FIND SERIAL NUMBER OF ROUTER/SWITCHES

sorry to say , the show ver on routers will not show you the serial number related to the router

Community Member

Re: COMMAND TO FIND SERIAL NUMBER OF ROUTER/SWITCHES

show version shows processor board ID not the chassis number.

Some new model of routers with newer release of IOS show chassis number by using SHOW SNMP command. you can define it in router configuration by using SNMP CHASSIS for older releases and devices.

Community Member

"Show inventory" command

"Show inventory" command should work. 

Hall of Fame Super Silver

After 13 years I think the

After 13 years I think the original poster might have figured it out. :)

Community Member

LOL.. I am noticing the time

LOL.. I am noticing the time now.. It might not be helpful for the poster but might be helpful for someone who is searching for it now.. :) 

Community Member

Thanks!

Thanks!

Community Member

@fibinfaizal  of course it

fibinfaizal  of course it was useful ..... 13 years lol

Community Member

Just helped me 10 months

Just helped me 10 months after the 13 years!   Thanks!

Community Member

Your answer just helped me

Your answer just helped me also.  I am thankful for the person who 14 years ago had the courage to ask the question, but what if they never received their answer?  Perhaps they quit IT and are now homeless because they couldn't locate the router serial number.  What if you were too late.....

Community Member

Exactly, this is my situation

Exactly, this is my situation right now! It helped a ton btw! Thanks everyone for the help!

Community Member

Lucky this has been solved 15

Lucky this has been solved 15 years ago!!! It saved me 14 years 363 days and 55 minutes.... lol

Community Member

Re: LOL.. I am noticing the time

Thank you, Got it.

Community Member

I did not even remember

I did not even remember requesting that.  wow 13 years.

Community Member

Re: I did not even remember

on Cisco ASR 1002-X you have to use 

show license udi

Community Member

Re: I did not even remember

super thanks

85580
Views
41
Helpful
19
Replies
CreatePlease to create content