Bug 493413 - Looking for Manufacturer/ProductName/Serial Number to be reported by dmidecode within KVM instance
Looking for Manufacturer/ProductName/Serial Number to be reported by dmidecod...
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kvm (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Eduardo Habkost
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Reported: 2009-04-01 12:56 EDT by Andrew_Blatt
Modified: 2010-10-23 04:45 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-11-10 10:47:20 EST
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Description Andrew_Blatt 2009-04-01 12:56:56 EDT
Description of problem:
dmidecode shows "Not Specified" for System Information (Manufacturer/Product Name/Serial Number).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
#rpm -q -a |grep kvm

How reproducible:
Built a KVM with RH 5.3 and ran dmidecode.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. create kvm instance
2. install RH 5.3
3. ran dmidecode
Actual results:
[root@elabvhost124 ~]# dmidecode -s system-manufacturer
Not Specified
[root@elabvhost124 ~]# dmidecode -s system-product-name
Not Specified
[root@elabvhost124 ~]# dmidecode -s system-serial-number
Not Specified

Expected results:

Additional info:
Comment 1 Chris Van Hoof 2009-06-11 14:22:45 EDT
Hi Andrew -- It looks like this was changed in later releases (through another bug):

dmidecode -s system-manufacturer
Red Hat
dmidecode -s system-product-name
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor
dmidecode -s system-serial-number
Comment 2 Karl Hastings 2009-07-09 11:00:12 EDT
/usr/libexec/qemu-kvm --help
-smbios file=binary
                Load SMBIOS entry from binary file
-smbios type=0[,vendor=str][,version=str][,date=str][,release=%d.%d]
                Specify SMBIOS type 0 fields
-smbios type=1[,manufacturer=str][,product=str][,version=str][,serial=str]

The results from C#1 were generated using a commandline similar to:
/usr/libexec/qemu-kvm -smbios
type=1,manufacturer="Red Hat",product="Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
Comment 4 Dor Laor 2009-11-10 10:47:20 EST
Updating status and changing to the correct component

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