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HARDWARE Tracking Method

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036075D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Blades, JA Monnes, PJ Wickus, SD [+details]

Abstract

A unique method of tracking the hardware levels of cards in the fields uses Vital Product Data (VPD). This method uses fields in the VPD that were meant for other purposes to implement a unique hardware level tracking method. CARD VPD DESCRIPTION: EXISTING FIELD LENGTH (IN BYTES) CURRENT USE CARD P/N 12 LEVEL OF CARD BASED ON HARDWARE AND EEROS CHANGES