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I have a pile of approx 20 rack servers to move out of the office and onto ebay or somewhere.

Can anyone recommend a good tool that will display some basic info like CPU type/speed/count/cores, memory, disks, controller card?

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The way the title is written, it sounds like you want to actually pull the innards out, so I'd recommend one of these: northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200307439_200307439 –  Ward Dec 2 '11 at 6:56

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A usb bootable linux distro and lshw.

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With a cd/usb live linux distro a mix of commands:

(dmidecode; (lspci; lspci -n)|sort; lshw; hdparm -I /dev/diskdevice) > $(hostname -f)_$(date +%Y%m%d-%H%M).log


(dmidecode; (lspci; lspci -n)|sort; lshw; hdparm -I /dev/diskdevice) | tee -a $(hostname -f)_$(date +%Y%m%d-%H%M).log
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Cpuz rocks! also shows how many dimm slots, how many are populated, specs of memory and cpu chips... etc etc!

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I would try Belarc Advisor for a simple and quick summary of information: http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

For more detailed infomration, try the Microsoft Assessment & Planning Toolkit: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb977556.aspx

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Take a look at Open-AudIT. http://www.open-audit.org

Caveat - I'm the author.

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+1 great tool, thank you Mark –  Danilo Brambilla Dec 2 '11 at 9:19

For Windows, my personal favorite is Speccy.

If they're servers, use the service tags!

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+1. There are a billion utilities that do this but Speccy is a good one. I also like SIW. –  joeqwerty Dec 2 '11 at 3:17


This is a great free open source option.

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One good Option is 1) Lavasoft Everest

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