IPMI

Rahul Nabar rpnabar at gmail.com
Thu Aug 5 14:38:44 CDT 2010


On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 2:33 PM, Alexander Dupuy <alex.dupuy at mac.com> wrote:
> My experience with Dell server systems that have BMC or iDRAC cards standard
> (9th/10th/11th gen, at least) is that lm_sensors doesn't have any usable
> sensors to monitor, as Dell have wired them all up to the BMC instead (AMD
> CPU temperature sensors builtin to the CPU itself perhaps being one
> exception - but all my Dell servers are Intel).

I'm not sure about the hardware details but is it difficult to allow
both lm_sensors and the BMC to access the sensors? WHy does Dell block
the lm_sensors access? Is there a reason? Maybe someone at Dell can
elaborate?

-- 
Rahul



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