000031324 - Authentication Manager v. 8.1 SP1 - how to tell if AM platform is VMware, Intel or Dell

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Article Number000031324
Applies ToRSA Product Set: SecurID
RSA Product/Service Type: Authentication Manager
RSA Version/Condition: 8.1.0
Platform: Linux
O/S Version: Suse Linux
Product Name: Authentication Manager
 
IssueAuthentication Manager v. 8.X - how to tell if the AM platform is a VMware virtual machine, a newer Intel Hardware Appliance or the original Dell Hardware Appliance
Tasks1. logon to Linux with a console or SSH and the operating system account e.g. rsaadmin
2. elevate privileges by sudo to root
3. run dmidecode to look at hardware and BIOS 
Resolution1. logon to Linux with a console or SSH and the operating system account e.g. rsaadmin

PuTTy rsaadmin
2. 
elevate privileges by sudo to root

sudo su root
3. 
run dmidecode to look at hardware and BIOS 
      dmidecode | more
dmidecode
look for Vendor at the top; Phoenix means VMware
dmidecode Dell
NotesOther KBs for finding hardware version in AM 7.1 say to dmidecode | grep manufacturer
but in AM 8.1 that returns dozens of entries

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