[c-nsp] Getting serial number for 3640s

Matt Martini imaginarywave at gmail.com
Thu Feb 25 09:44:04 EST 2010

One thing you can do to help with this in the future is to put the S/N into the config.
Something like:

    alias exec SerialNumber SN_<serial_number>

That way it is always available with a show config.  True this doesn't help you get
the S/N the first time, for that you still have to do a visual inspection.

It is a good idea to have this in your deployment procedure for all equipment.


On Feb 23, 2010, at 6:55 PM, Cory Ayers wrote:

>> Hello,
>> 	We had a similar problem with our 7200 series. According to TAC
>> some Cisco products do not report the serial number. That was the case
>> with us, and the only way to verify was to physically go to the box and
>> check. Given the age of the 3600 series routers, I would guess the same
>> limitation applies to your case.
>>> I've going over a customer's inventory, and I'm having some trouble
>>> serial numbers. How do you get the serial number for a 3640 router? I
>>> usually look for the processor board ID in 'sho ver', but that's not
>>> matching what's  listed in the inventory.
> I don't believe there is a way to pull chassis serial from the command line on the older router models (2600, 3600, 7200).  You can pull the mainboard serial, but this does not match the sticker on the outside of the chassis.

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