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How to get the system id on Linux Version 7+ for use with CODE-1 Plus, Finalist, and Spectrum licensing

Products Affected:  CODE-1 Plus, Finalist, Spectrum
Operating System:  Linux
 
The ‘ip addr’ or ip link’ to find the HWaddr or MAC address for the system id can be used on any Linux version (both Red Hat and SuSE, as well as Centos for Spectrum). The key phrase to look for is the ‘link/ether’ number which will be the MAC address.  By default the ‘ip’ command is located in the /sbin directory.   
 
An example of the ‘ip addr’ and ‘ip link’command is:
 
:> ip addr
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
    inet 127.0.0.1/8 scope host lo
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    inet6 ::1/128 scope host
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
2: ens192: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc mq state UP qlen 1000
    link/ether 00:50:56:97:47:93 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    inet 206.136.87.84/24 brd 206.136.87.255 scope global dynamic ens192
       valid_lft 257569sec preferred_lft 257569sec
    inet6 fe80::250:56ff:fe97:4793/64 scope link
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
 
:> ip link
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN mode DEFAULT
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
2: ens192: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc mq state UP mode DEFAULT qlen 1000
    link/ether 00:50:56:97:47:93 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
 
As you can see, the ’ip link’ command returns less information but still gives us the ‘link/ether’ information so it might be easier to specify the ‘ip link’ command.  

The ‘ip link’ or ‘/sbin/ip link’ command will also provide you with the HWaddr (or MAC address) as well.
 
:> ip link
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN mode DEFAULT
                                link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
2: ens192: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc mq state UP mode DEFAULT qlen 1000
                                 link/ether 00:50:56:97:47:93 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff 
 
In this example, the system ID is 974793.
 
UPDATED:  November 15, 2017