[CentOS] Temperature sensor

Benjamin Franz jfranz at freerun.com
Fri Feb 26 16:13:56 UTC 2010

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.

Benjamin Franz

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