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Old 06-07-2011, 02:21 AM   #1
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How to monitor hardware temperature (CPU , Motherboard , HDD etc) in CentOS/RHEL ?
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I don't know about monitoring those but you can get sensor output by installing lm_sensors package. Then you could write simple script to monitor the lm_sensors output. But probably some monitoring software exists which could be hooked directly to lm_sensors.
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For GUI display of lm_sensors data, GKrellM is generic and some desktop's have their own (which may or may not use lm_sensors; I have not used them).
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On Centos 5.6 I have installed lm_sensors, hddtemp, gnome-applet-sensors. Once installed you have to run the script sensors-detect (as root) that helps you to configure the correct modules for your hardware. Then add the gnome applet to your panel and set-up the gauges you want to see. In attachment an example with HD, motherboard and CPU temperature.
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