[CentOS] Temperature sensor

Benjamin Franz jfranz at freerun.com
Fri Feb 26 17:01:36 UTC 2010


Bowie Bailey wrote:
> Benjamin Franz wrote:
>   
>> Bowie Bailey wrote:
>>   
>>     
>>> Does anyone know of a cheap temperature sensor that will work with
>>> Linux?  I don't need a fancy monitoring appliance, I just want a simple
>>> sensor that I can connect to one of my monitoring servers to let me know
>>> if the server room is getting hot
>>>       
>> There is a good chance that lm-sensors supports your servers with no 
>> additional hardware needed. To configure lm-sensors, run 
>> 'sensors-detect' as root. If your cpu/motherboard is supported you will 
>> be able to read system temps directly either using SNMP or by scraping 
>> 'sensors' output.
>>     
>
> I'm looking for room temperature, not case temperature.
>   
If your goal is simply to know when the server room is getting hot, the 
difference doesn't matter. All you need to know is that it is warmer 
than normal: The case temps will track room temps + some roughly 
constant number of degrees.

-- 
Benjamin Franz



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