Processor Model Number Discovery Guide - x86 server (Intel and AMD)

x86 server (Intel and AMD)


This guide is intended to help you identify the processor model number on your x86 based server (Intel and AMD). The directions are different for each operating system (Windows, Linux and Solaris). Please, identify which operating system is installed on your server and then refer to the appropriate section below.

Select your Operating System

Windows Operating System

See the Windows Processor Model Number Discovery Screenshots (PDF, 170KB)

Step A.1    Open your ‘Start Menu’ and select the ‘Control Panel’.
Step A.2    In the ‘Control Panel’, open ‘System’
Step A.3    In ‘System’, locate the processor model number in the ‘Processor’ row

Linux Operating System

See the Linux Processor Model Number Discovery Screenshots (PDF, 100KB)

Step B.1    Open a ‘Console’ (i.e. right-click on the screen)
Step B.2    Type ‘cat /proc/cpuinfo’, hit enter
Step B.3    Locate the processor model number in the ‘model name’ row.

Solaris Operating System

See the Solaris Processor Model Number Discovery Screenshots (PDF, 50KB)

Step C.1    Open a ‘Terminal’ (i.e. right-click on the screen)
Step C.2    Type ‘psrinfo -vp’, hit enter
Step C.3    Locate the processor model number in the ‘brand’ row