Checking the firmware version of your Sun Ray

UPDATE: ThinGuy pointed out a much better (and supported) way of doing this:

$ /opt/SUNWut/sbin/utfwload
25.0 peteh  P8.00144f6f72ea    4.0_37_2007.
25.1 peteh  P8.00144f668b01    4.0_37_2007.

See also:

utfwload (1m)   -M /opt/SUNWut/man
utquery (1m)    -M /opt/SUNWut/man
utdesktop (1m)  -M /opt/SUNWut/man

Original text follows

This is as much a reminder for me as a reference for anyone else, our excellent Sun Ray technology has some undocumented features, including this one for getting the firmware of your head(s):

$ /opt/SUNWut/bin/utwho
5                          user1
6                     peteh
7 OpenPlatform.bbbb                    user2
$ echo "status" | /opt/SUNWut/lib/utnetpipe localhost 7010 | egrep "firmware|terminalId="

That firmware is, AFAICT, similar to the recently released Sun Ray Software 4 Update 2 Open Beta. The integrated VPN means that it’s even easier to use Sun Ray at home – no extra VPN box needed.

I use Sun Ray for almost all of my day to day work at Sun. The only reason I don’t use Sun Ray at home is I’m yet to convince my other half that I need (a) a neat looking screen/keyboard/mouse in our study, and (b) an even easier way of working than using my laptop – ie Pete will spend even more time working!

I wonder if product marketing have picked up on that? Sun Ray is so good your other half won’t let you have one at home as it makes working from home so much easier 🙂

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  1. [Trackback] Peter gives an
    way to find out the firmware version of your Sun Ray. I have
    three problems with this.
    It uses an undocumented interface which therefore is likely
    to change
    It does not work for me.
    It involved Cut…

  2. ThinGuy

     /  May 23, 2007

    Anything wrong with the supported utfwload, utquery, utdesktop commands?

  3. Peter Harvey

     /  June 4, 2007

    ThinGuy asks if there’s anything wrong with the supported commands:

    utfwload (1m)   -M /opt/SUNWut/man
    utquery (1m)    -M /opt/SUNWut/man
    utdesktop (1m)  -M /opt/SUNWut/man

    Nope, I just didn’t know about them. I’m not a Sun Ray admin and my cursory reading of the documentation and SunSolve didn’t come across them. I found the blogged commands through Google.
    Thanks for the info – blog entry will be updated shortly.


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