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    Question Locating MAC address on HP server

    I had a question which I wasn't able to find an answer for on the web.

    I have some brand new HP servers, but in order to install them into a specific companies network, I first need to obtain their MAC addresses.

    They have no OS installed and can only get into the BIOS.

    Does anyone know how to get the MAC address? Can I open the server and find it labeled somewhere? Or can it be found in the BIOS or with one of the HP smart start CDs.

    If anyone has an easy way of finding this that would be of great help. I will continue to search around to see what I can find, but feel free to throw a few cents may way if you have them.

    Thanks again fellas.
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    I ran into this issue a couple of weeks ago. Couldn't find it in BIOS either.

    Try booting to network. Sure, you may have no network boot to boot into, but nonetheless, the screen should display the computer's MAC address as it conducts its futile search.

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    I'll give it a try. Thanks.

    Anyone else have a easy way of getting it?

    Is it not printed somewhere on the nic?
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    I'm not familiar with HP servers but is it possible to use a boot floppy to get into a DOS environment? If so, this might help: http://www.netbootdisk.com/faq.htm?answer=1091698136

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    BartPE would be my second suggestion, but pulling it from trying a network boot is faster...at least on IBMs.

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    All good ideas. Thank you and I will remember to use these methods in the future.

    All is well....for now...
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    Most NICs have the MAC addresses printed on them(not all). They sometimes print them in diffrent fashions, but just try to find any 12 hex characters. now if not printed on there without IPCONFIG, or IFCONFIG then I have no idea

    Picture depicting NIC with MAC address of 00-10-47-01-00-E9 http://www007.upp.so-net.ne.jp/SY-Fi.../rtl8019as.jpg

    *note* - The first six digits represent the number of the manufacturer of the NIC. The last six are the device ID.

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    Interesting...looks handwritten.

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    In the picture it might be... I tried to google a NIC where you could actually read anything on it, and that was about the only one that had a close enough shot to see anything. however there are many NICs that do print the MAC address on the NIC itself. It usually shows just the same and like I was saying you have to look close for 12 hex characters, however they may be displayed because it won't always be obvious.

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