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lsvpd - list Vital Product Data (VPD)

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NAME

lsvpd - list Vital Product Data (VPD)

SYNOPSIS

lsvpd [ -l<device> | --list=<device>] [-m | --mark] [ -s<serial#> | --serial=<serial#>] [-t<type/model#> | --type=<type/model#>] [-p<database-directory> | --path=<database-directory>] [ -z<database-archive> | --zip=<database-archive>] [-h | --help]
 

DESCRIPTION

This program is part of the lsvpd package for Linux. This package is a (partial) reimplementation of AIX's lsvpd and related commands.
 

lsvpd lists Vital Product Data (VPD) for the system and its components. The output is in a machine-readable format that is often used by higher-level servicability tools. This implementation is merely a pretty-printer for information that has been stored in lsvpd's hardware inventory database at boot and hot-plug time. Therefore, the vpdupdate(8) command must have been executed prior to running lsvpd.
 

OPTIONS

-l<device>|--list=<device>
Display VPD info related to user provided specific device.
 
-m|--mark
Use the FC field in VPD to mark it as global (********) or partition-specific (========).
 
-s<serial#>|--serial=<serial#>
Use <serial#> in the system serial number field instead of attempting to determine a value.
 
-t<type/model#>|--type=<type/model#>
Use <type/model#> in the system type/model number field instead of attempting to determine a value.
 
-p<database-file>|--path=<database-file>
Use <database-file> as the hardware inventory database, rather than the default directory ( /var/lib/lsvpd/vpd.db).
 
This option is useful for producing output for previous hardware inventory databases that have been replaced by the system.
 
-z<database-archive>|--zip=<database-archive>
Use <database-archive> as the hardware inventory database, rather than the default directory ( /var/lib/lsvpd/). The archive has been compressed using gzip(1).
 
This option is useful for producing output for old hardware inventory databases that have been archived by the system.
 
-h|--help
Display a help screen and quit.
 

FILES

/var/lib/lsvpd/vpd.db
Database file used by lsvpd.
 

SEE ALSO

lscfg(8), lsmcode(8), lsvio(8), vpdupdate(8)
 

AUTHORS

Eric Munson <ebmunson@us.ibm.com>. Brad Peters <bpeters@us.ibm.com>.
 
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