How to find a newly joined node has windows, Linux or Solaris operating system?

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I am doing a network service topology diagram. I need to identify the newly added computer’s operating system so that I could run different scripts based on OS. How could I identify the newly added computer’s operating system?

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  • How much access do you have to these newly-joined nodes? Are they built to certain standards? The more information you provide, the better answers you’re going to get.
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I am doing a network service topology diagram. I need to identify the newly added computer’s operating system so that I could run different scripts based on OS. How could I identify the newly added computer’s operating system?

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  • How much access do you have to these newly-joined nodes? Are they built to certain standards? The more information you provide, the better answers you’re going to get.
    – Andrew Henle
    Nov 29 at 10:39

  • How much access do you have to these newly-joined nodes? Are they built to certain standards? The more information you provide, the better answers you’re going to get.
    – Andrew Henle
    Nov 29 at 10:39

How much access do you have to these newly-joined nodes? Are they built to certain standards? The more information you provide, the better answers you’re going to get.
– Andrew Henle
Nov 29 at 10:39

How much access do you have to these newly-joined nodes? Are they built to certain standards? The more information you provide, the better answers you’re going to get.
– Andrew Henle
Nov 29 at 10:39

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Nmap does it: Nmap os detection

nmap -O

-O (Enable OS detection)

Enables OS detection, as discussed above. Alternatively, you can use -A to enable OS detection along with other things.

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    It may be worth to mention that executing nmap‘s OS detection requires root privileges. Still, good point.
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This will give you OS info for NIX:

cat /etc/*rel*

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      It may be worth to mention that executing nmap‘s OS detection requires root privileges. Still, good point.
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      It may be worth to mention that executing nmap‘s OS detection requires root privileges. Still, good point.
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    cat /etc/*rel*
    

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