How to Determine Age of Solaris Box?

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How can I find out how old my Solaris machine is? It was suggested to look at the files in /etc/ and simply pick the oldest date. But wouldn't some dates represent the OS version, and may not necessarily be as new as the box itself? Or is this a good enough measure? Any better techniques? Is there a "howoldami" command?

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“howoldami” would be nice….

Seriously though…
What is the model number/name on the box
Sparc 1, Sparc 10, -> 10-15 years old
Sparc Classic, Sparc 5 -> 5-10 years old
SuperSparc 5, etc. roughly 5 years, give or take

Does it use SCSI or IDE hard drives? Unless it’s a serious server, most Solaris boxes in the last 5+ years have used IDE

How much memory does it have vs. is capable of holding? This has also been scaling up over the years

What is the hard drive capacity – also scaling up over the years.

The Model name/number is still the best determinant.

Bob

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  • Vlegaspi
    Oh, sorry... I forgot to mention the make/models/OS levels. I have 7 servers. They're a mix of: SUN Fire-3800 (Solaris 8) SUN Ultra-250 (Solaris 7 & 8) SUN UltraAX-i2 (Solaris 8 & 9) SUN Fire-V120 (Solaris 8) TIA! Verna
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  • Bobkberg
    I should have thought of this before Call a Sun sales rep. Bob
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  • Odd1atRSA
    The Sun System Handbook available at sunsolve.sun.com gives the first Customer Ship Dates(FCS) for most of the newwer hardware: SUN Fire-3800 (Solaris 8) FCS Date April 16, 2001 SUN Ultra-250 (Solaris 7 & 8)??? Enterprise250??? FCS Date July 1998 SUN UltraAX-i2 (Solaris 8 & 9) This looks like a board level product???? SUN Fire-V120 (Solaris 8) FCS Date June 2002
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