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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.
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
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