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Enclosure Temperature...

Lee Harris_1
Occasional Advisor

Enclosure Temperature...


I was wondering if there is anyway in which it is possible to check the current enclosure temperature on a HP9000 L3000 server. We get syslog alerts when the temperature goes above something like 36 or 37 degrees celsius, but don't know of any way or command that can be run to find out the current enclosure temperature? Is this even possible?

Many Thanks
Mel Burslan
Honored Contributor

Re: Enclosure Temperature...

Unfortunately, the temperature probe on these units are not designed to be read. They only send an interrupt when a certain threshold has been tripped over.

This issue has been discussed in the past and you can read it yourself here:


Hope this helps
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: Enclosure Temperature...

Based on this thread:

I would say this is a GSP feature. How it talks to syslog, thats a mystery.

To me.

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Tim D Fulford
Honored Contributor

Re: Enclosure Temperature...


Get a bigger air-con unit!!! We have similar problems and are in the process of finding a budget....

Good luck.. regards

Scot Bean
Honored Contributor

Re: Enclosure Temperature...

Some machines, running the latest GSP firmware, will show you the current temperature level detected.

The GSP command is "PS". Lastest firmware will show status of power supplies, fans, and at the top, current temperature level, such as normal, warning, critical.
Lee Harris_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: Enclosure Temperature...

Thanks for the replies. We do have GSP consoles on all our L-class boxes, so I might give that a go...not sure what firmware version they have though.

Thanks Again,
Bill Hassell
Honored Contributor

Re: Enclosure Temperature...

Rather than be concerned about the enclosure, I'd be very concerned over everything in your computer room. (this assumes that someone hasn't put a piece of paper over the air inlets, etc...) While the L3000 is smart enough to warn you and then shut itself off when the temperature is too high, your disks, tape drives, printers, network devices, etc, will simply cook into a permanent unreliable state. Heat is the enemy of electronics and anyone that tries to save a few bucks on adequate air conditioning is risking the value of the entire computer room.

Bill Hassell, sysadmin