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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories System Management
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 20, 2022

Monitor System Temperature and Fan Speed

I would like IBM to add the ability to check the current temperature inside the server (CEC) as well as reporting the current fan speeds.

This could be an IBM i command and or IBM i Service, in either case it would like it to address the following:

At the moment the best we have available from within the operating system is to check for SRC's being logged for when the temperature or fan speed falls outside of tolerance.

For example, we might receive SRC 11007620 to signal that "a fan is operating at the wrong speed"
but nothing to tell is it is back at the correct speed, what that speed is and how this might have effected the operating temperature of the server or the effect it is having on its efficiency.


Use Case:

Unfortunately, these SRC codes are opaque and difficult for a typical SysAdmin to understand but more importantly they do not allow a SysAdmin determine the following:

1) The current temperature of the system unit

2) The current health of the cooling system (Monitoring for the absence of an SRC is not the same as positive proof that something is OK)

3) The current speed of the fans as individual components


Idea priority High
  • Guest
    May 7, 2022
    This information is only available out of band. If there was a way to get this info in band, IBM would have the option to provide this info. As this would require an external IP connection, its not possible to provide. This info can be obtained through the HMC or IBM EngyScale
  • Guest
    Mar 24, 2022

    Hi

    This would be a great addition to all monitoring products. It is a great indicator of DC conditions and can be easily graphed for reporting.

    It should present the criticality and also indicate when the temp goes DOWN and into more acceptable parameters.

    I commend it to the house...

  • Guest
    Mar 24, 2022

    Hi

    This would be a great addition to all monitoring products. It is a great indicator of DC conditions and can be easily graphed for reporting.

    It should present the criticality and also indicate when the temp goes DOWN and into more acceptable parameters.

    I commend it to the house...

  • Guest
    Mar 21, 2022

    If I could "Like" a comment, I'd do that for DrFranken's

  • Guest
    Mar 20, 2022

    I completely agree with this. I would also want these values exposed via SNMP both as MIBs and Traps.