Server Temperature Monitor?

Kimball Larsen kimball at kimballlarsen.com
Mon Feb 2 13:51:46 MST 2009


I guess I don't have ipmi hardware installed:

modprobe ipmi_si
FATAL: Error inserting ipmi_si (/lib/modules/2.6.24-21-generic/kernel/ 
drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_si.ko): No such device

- Kimball
http://www.kimballlarsen.com

On Feb 2, 2009, at 1:45 PM, Shane Hathaway wrote:

> Joseph Hall wrote:
>> Well, either I don't have a server-class motherboard in this box, or
>> it's not configured correctly.
>> # ipmitool sensor list
>> Could not open device at /dev/ipmi0 or /dev/ipmi/0 or /dev/ipmidev/0:
>> No such file or directory
>> Get Device ID command failed
>> Unable to open SDR for reading
>
> Try this first:
>
> modprobe ipmi_msghandler
> modprobe ipmi_si
> modprobe ipmi_devintf
>
> If you have IPMI hardware, those should succeed.  The udev rules  
> should produce /dev/ipmi/0 when those modules are loaded, but if  
> they don't, you can create the device file like so:
>
> mknod /dev/ipmi0 c 254 0
>
>> Unfortunately, lm_sensors is doing about as well for me as it is  
>> for Kimball:
>> # sensors
>> k8temp-pci-00c3
>> Adapter: PCI adapter
>> Core0 Temp:
>>            -49°C
>> Core1 Temp:
>>             +1°C
>> As awesome as it would be for my processor to be running that cool  
>> (or
>> even be a dual-core, which that particular one isn't), I don't think
>> it's right.
>
> Oh come on, computers never lie, so admit it: you're using liquid  
> nitrogen to cool it.  Can I have some?
>
> Shane
>
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