10 Useful Commands to Collect System and Hardware Information in Linux

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25 Responses

  1. Michael says:

    You can also use smartctl to check your drives, hpasmcli/hpacucli for hp servers, and ipmitool sdr list to see information about your sensors, fans, etc.

  2. Kerhep Gasue says:

    How can i check hardware in other PCs in networks that has Linux on board? I have been using 3rd party GUI computer hardware inventory
    from Softinventive Lab software but it`s too pricy. Any clues?

    • Aaron Kili says:


      I suppose you mean checking PC hardware info from a Linux machine, we have not come across any specific tools for that purpose, however, you can use network monitoring tools such as Nagios, Zabbix, Monitorix and many more. Although, they may not offer detailed hardware info from PCs.

    • Mssm says:

      You could use “ansible” which is great tool mainly used for automation, orchestration, which can also handy for running standalone commands, which can just use native ssh protocol to query end device and pull out complete hardware dump and show it.

      This is again open source, however, there is an enterprise version called “ansible tower” for which u would need license. Ansible is belongs to Red Hat now.

      • Aaron Kili says:


        Thanks for the clear, descriptive and above all useful feedback. I’ll surely try it out and hope every user who has faced the same issue as @Kerhap Gause will as well.

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