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I have an HP ProLiant DL380 Generation 5 in a remote data center. Is there any way that I can check remotely how many memory slots are occupied (and more importantly how many are available)? The server is running SLES 11 in case that matters...

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Do you have the iLO enabled or remote access? – uSlackr Jan 17 '12 at 19:42
If you have hptools installed, then try the command hpasmcli -s "show dimm" – user215139 Apr 4 '14 at 9:05

lshw may not be installed by default. However, dmidecode typically is.

dmidecode -t 17 will show DIMM slot information.

Keep in mind that the ProLiant DL380 G5 has some specific DIMM population rules.

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should also do the trick. It happens to be preinstalled very often, too.

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try the command :


It provides information about all your hardware, including what banks are free.

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Also dmidecode -t memory (Not sure about SLES but RHEL doesn't have lshw in its main repo, only EPEL). – James O'Gorman Jan 17 '12 at 15:34

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