In addition to the physical tag at the front of the VxRail appliance you may also leverage the VxRail Manager, ESXi console or vCenter GUI to pull the PSNT and Model type of each VxRail appliance.

VxRail Manager Console

psql -U postgres mysticmanager -c “select sn,name,psnt from node;”

mystic@vcf2vivxrmgr:~> psql -U postgres mysticmanager -c “select sn,name,psnt from node;”
sn | name | psnt
6JCQ3N2 | vcfesxi16 | DE600180100122
6JCS3N2 | vcfesxi15 | DE600180100124
6JCP3N2 | vcfesxi14 | DE600180100121
6JCN3N2 | vcfesxi13 | DE600180100120

ESXi Cli

The first section of the local datastore name on each VxRail Node includes the 14 character PSNT number of that node, simply run the df -h command on the ESXi host to lookup the PSNT:


You may also leverage the ipmitool to gather both the PSNT and Model type:

opt/dell/DellPTAgent/tools/ipmitool_static fru print 17


Tip to find the ipmitool if directory location changes:

find /* -name ipmitool_static


There are several locations within the vCenter console to reference the PSNT and Model types.

List of datastores which includes the local datastore of each host with again first section of name including the 14 character PSNT:


With the benefit of the VxRail vCenter Plugin we can reference several pieces of useful info related to hosts including PSNT & Model types:


Again from the VxRail vCenter Plugin we can open the physical view of the cluster:




Connect-VIServer -Server -user administrator@vsphere.local

Get-Datastore -Name DE*




  1. So is there no way to get the PSNT directly from vCenter? Is there some way to get the same thing Cluster>Configure>VxRail>Hosts via Powershell/PowerCLI?

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