[CentOS] Temperature sensor

Paul Heinlein heinlein at madboa.com
Fri Feb 26 16:46:18 UTC 2010

On Fri, 26 Feb 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.

Some hardware provides SNMP-addressable information on the temperature 
of inbound air, not just case temperature. I realize that inbound 
temperature is not exactly the same as room temp, but it's a pretty 
good approximation in many case.

Paul Heinlein <> heinlein at madboa.com <> http://www.madboa.com/

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