The lsnodecanistervpd command displays the vital product data (VPD) for each node canister.


lsnodecanistervpd [ -nohdr ] [ -delimdelimiter ] { object_id | object_name }


(Optional) By default, headings are displayed for each column of data in a concise style view, and for each item of data in a detailed style view. The -nohdr parameter suppresses the display of these headings.
Note: If there is no data to be displayed, headings are not displayed.
(Optional) By default in a concise view, all columns of data are space-separated. The width of each column is set to the maximum width of each item of data. In a detailed view, each item of data has its own row, and if the headers are displayed, the data is separated from the header by a space. Using the -delim parameter overrides this behavior. Valid input for the -delim parameter is a 1-byte character. If you enter -delim : on the command line, the colon character (:) separates all items of data in a concise view; for example, the spacing of columns does not occur. In a detailed view, the data is separated from its header by the specified delimiter.
object_id | object_name
(Required) Specifies the object name or ID.


This command displays the VPD for the specified node canister. Each field is reported on a new line. All fields are strings. The VPD is split into sections. Each section has a section heading. The number of fields in that section follows each heading. Each section is separated by an empty line.

For example:

section name:3 fields

new section:x fields

Some sections contain information about multiple objects of that type. Each object within the section is separated by an empty line.

For example:

section name:4 fields
object1 field1:value
object1 field2:value

object2 field1:value
object2 field2:value

new section: x fields

An invocation example

lsnodecanistervpd 1

The resulting output:

id 1

system board: 21 fields
part_number 43V7072
system_serial_number KD1438A
number_of_processors 4
number_of_memory_modules 6
number_of_fans 6
number_of_FC_cards 1
number_of_Ethernet cards 3
number_of_scsi/ide_devices 2
BIOS_manufacturer IBM Corp.
BIOS_version -[D6E124AUS-1.01]-
BIOS_release_date 04/30/2009
system_manufacturer IBM
system_product IBM System x -[2145DH8]-
version 00
planar_manufacturer IBM
planar_product 49Y6498
planar_version (none)
power_supply_part_number 39Y7201
CMOS_battery_part_number 33F8354
service_processor_firmware 1.01

processor: 6 fields
processor_location Processor 1
manufacturer Intel(R) Corporation
version Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           E5530  @ 2.40GHz
speed 2400
status Enabled
CPU_part_number 46D1266

memory module: 96 fields
part_number 44T1493
device_location DIMM01
bank_location BANK01
size (MB) No Module Installed
manufacturer Not Specified
serial_number Not Specified

part_number 44T1493
device_location DIMM02
bank_location BANK02
size (MB) 4096
manufacturer Samsung
serial_number 99062848

part_number 44T1493
device_location DIMM03
bank_location BANK03
size (MB) 4096
manufacturer Samsung
serial_number C7062848

fan: 12 fields
part_number 43V6929
location location1
part_number 43V6929
location location2
part_number 43V6929
location location3

Adapter card: 18 fields
card_type FC card
part_number 31P1337
port_numbers 1 2 3 4
location 0
device_serial_number 11S31P1333YM10MY96A206
manufacturer IBM
device QE8
card_revision 2
chip_revision 2.0
card_type SAS card
part_number 44E8690
port_numbers 1 2 3 4
location 0
device_serial_number 11S31P1299YM10MY948004
manufacturer IBMHUR
device Capri-PMC8001
card_revision Y
chip_revision 1.1

Fibre Channel 
SFP: 48 fields
part_number 17P9211
manufacturer JDSU
device PLRXPLVCSH4921
serial_number C915EB06V
supported_speeds 2,4,8
connector_type LC
transmitter_type SN
wavelength 850
max_distance_by_cable_type OM1:20,OM2:50,OM3:150
hw_revision 1
port_number 1
WWPN 500507680140350d

device: 15 fields
part_number 31P1339
bus USB
device 0
model IBM USB Endeavour
revision 1.0
serial_number NA
approx_capacity 0
hw_revision 0

part_number 42D0673
bus scsi
device 0
model ST973452SS
revision B623
serial_number 3TA00BZ20109B623
approx_capacity 68

system_code_level: 8 fields
code_level (build 16.1.0906240000)
ethernet_status 1
ethernet_status 0
WWNN 0x500507680100350d
id 1
MAC_address 00 21 5e 09 09 08
MAC_address 00 21 5e 09 09 0a

front panel assembly: 3 fields
part_number 31P1339
front_panel_id 161040
front_panel_locale en_US

UPS: 10 fields
electronics_assembly_part_number 64P8326
battery_part_number 31P0710
UPS_assembly_part_number 64P8326
input_power_cable_part_number CountryDependent
UPS_serial_number 100084O050
UPS_type 2145UPS 1U
UPS_internal_part_number P31P0875
UPS_unique_id 0x20400002047c0140
UPS_main_firmware 1.02
UPS_comms_firmware 1.20


battery_midplane_FRU_part 12Z9880
battery_midplane_part_identity 11S98Z1230YM11RM234567
battery_midplane_FW_version 1.6
battery_power_cable_FRU_part 12Z9881
battery_power_sense_cable_FRU_part 12Z9882
battery_comms_cable_FRU_part 12Z9883
battery_EPOW_cable_FRU_part 12Z9884