[mrtg] Re: Monitoring temperature on a RedHat 7.0 machine wit h an ASUS K7V motherboard

Jean-Eric Cuendet Jean-Eric.Cuendet at linkvest.com
Fri Jun 29 16:23:23 MEST 2001

I haven't done it yet but it's an interesting monitor!
Here is how to do it:
- NET-SNMP has no "standard" OID for monitoring such a thing
- You must either define an OID in smnpd.conf or run a script based target
(not an OID based target) in your mrtg script. In either cases, you NEED to
have a script that report temperatures from the M/B.

To get monitoring infos from the motherboard, get the lm_sensors package at

Then install it, and make it run on the command line.

Then, make a script (with awk, perl or shell) to get the infos that mrtg
needs to graph.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Yingst (LMF Staff) [mailto:runner at lmf.net]
> Sent: vendredi, 29. juin 2001 15:46
> To: MRTG Mailing List (E-mail)
> Subject: [mrtg] Re: Monitoring temperature on a RedHat 7.0 
> machine with
> an ASUS K7V motherboard
> I'm not sure if anyone has created it yet but there is some 
> kind of standard
> out there on how motherboards report that information, such 
> as cpu temp, fan
> rotation speed, core voltages and all that good stuff.  There 
> are utilities
> out there for Win9x that will get that from most newer 
> motherboards.  If
> someone with some programming knowledge and a lot of time on 
> there hands
> made a program up to grab those variables it would be a nice 
> addition to the
> contrib directory.  Nothing like a 5 minute graph of my cpu 
> fan rotation
> speed. :)
> Steve

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