Basic Monitoring of a PowerEdge SC440
fhimpe at telenet.be
Fri Feb 13 06:55:20 CST 2009
On Fri, 13 Feb 2009 12:34:39 +0000, Mike Peachey wrote:
> I currently own a PowerEdge SC440 and it is running Slackware Linux on a
> 2.6 kernel (for reasons of security, stability, speed, resource usage
> etc etc).
> What I want to do is simply be able to check the temperatures/fan speeds
> for the machine, nothing complex, nothing special, no BIOS updates or
> anything like that, I just want to know how hot the box is.
No need for OMSA for just checking that information:
# ipmitool sensor
gives all the information you need.
At least, supposing your system does have a BMC. You can verify this with
the dmidecode command, it should contain something like this:
IPMI Device Information
Interface Type: KCS (Keyboard Control Style)
Specification Version: 1.5
I2C Slave Address: 0x10
NV Storage Device: Not Present
Base Address: 0x0000000000000CA8 (I/O)
Register Spacing: 32-bit Boundaries
It's possible you will need to load the right ipmi driver first. modprobe
ipmi_si does the trick here.
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