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Is it possible to check the temperature of the CPU and locally attached SATA/IDE HDDs under XenServer 5.6? Can I install lm-sensors?

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+1 As I run XenServer on high-end desktop, not a "real" server, IPMI/BMC or ILO are completely out of the question. –  Hubert Kario Oct 12 '10 at 18:34

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We use IPMI with a BMC controller to do hardware monitoring for our xenserver hosts. Depending on the type of hardware you have this might be an option.

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You might be able to use smartmontools for that. If those hard drives are in a RAID array, you may be able to pick up the SMART data through the controller. Be sure to check the "-d" option in the smartctl man page.

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smartmontools will do the job. It is however not trivial to install on XenServer. Here is a tutorial: http://www.schirmacher.de/display/INFO/Install+smartmontools+on+Citrix+XenServer .

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I'm assuming that this is only an answer to the "hdd" part of the question. Is there a solution for checking CPU temperature? –  Nanne May 15 '11 at 14:49

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