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Monitoring thermal and fans

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Monitoring thermal and fans

Hi world
I have a Proliant DL380 G4 with MS Server 2008 X64 Standard SP2 installed, and I need to read CPU temperature sensors and fan's speeds. I don't need to make complicated reports, nor send readout emails, nor remotely test my server. I just want to know the CPU temperature, locally, just like Linux HP-Health does. I've installed SNMP service (and configured traps and security) , Insight Management Agent, Proliant Support Pack... I've checked WMI and wBEM... nothing seems to work. The System Management Homepage keeps telling me a question mark on temperature reading:


HP SMH System.png


No sign of fan status.

Please, point me in the right direction. Thanks in advance.



Re: Monitoring thermal and fans



If you have any ! mark in SMH, do install ProLiant Support Pack for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 Editions.


I am not sure if G4 server has any ability to show CPU temperature.

You may use the Intel Utility to check the temperature.




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Re: Monitoring thermal and fans

Hi Suman

Thanks for suggesting Intel CPU testing tool (IPDT). Unfortunatelly, this tool tells me that CPU temperature cannot be tested:


--- Temperature Test ---

Executing Temperature ...
Temperature not supported.


Wich is very odd, because I DID monitor CPU temperature and fan speeds in this server, when it had Debian and HP-Health tools installed.


I've found this link where states how to change SMH data source between SNMP and WBEM.


Guess what? I don't have option to select SNMP in my SMH. This leads me to think that I should check/reinstall Insight Agents.

I'll come back with results.


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Re: Monitoring thermal and fans

Hi all

Solved! As I suspected, the problem was the Insight Agents. After reinstalling Insight Management Agents, I could change SMH data source to SNMP, and all temperature and cooling data came to me :))


I hope this helps to others too.