How to get the specs of a server? [closed]

I have a virtual machine and boss says “Hey, get me the specs on that server.” Presumable because she wants to acquire a comparable one and will ask me to set it up from a backup of our current one.

What’s a simple easy way to get the relevant specs?

The VMWare vSphere Client’s Summary tab for the virtual machine is completely useless. It truncates all the strings such as the processor name and provides no way to see the whole string. Other settings provide only generic information such as the number of CPU cores.

I also don’t know what “specs” she wants in particular, so your guess is as good as mine… whatever would be relevant for setting up a comparable virtual machine. I suppose as much information about the CPU type and speed as possible, network card and speed, OS, memory, disk sizes, etc.

I wish there was just a “getspecs” command I could run at the command line.


Coworker just recommended running “dxdiag” from the command line. The DirectX Diagnostic Tool pops up with a “System Information” group on the main tab, which displays:

  • Computer Name: ~omitting~
  • Operating System: Windows Server 2012 Datacenter 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200)
  • Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
  • System Manufacturer: VMware, Inc.
  • System Model: VMware Virtual Platform
  • BIOS: PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 6.0
  • Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2660 0 @ 2.2GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
  • Memory: 4096MB RAM
  • Page file: 3579MB used, 1220MB available

But it doesn’t show disk sizes or anything else.

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