VxRAIL – Lookup MODEL & PSNT

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

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:

psnt1

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

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

psnt2

Tip to find the ipmitool if directory location changes:

find /* -name ipmitool_static

vCenter

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:

psnt3

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

psnt4

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

psnt5psnt6

 

PowerCLI

Connect-VIServer -Server 192.1.20.20 -user administrator@vsphere.local

Get-Datastore -Name DE*

psnt7

 

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