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I have a server with dual Intel Xeon E5-2667 CPU (6 cores+HT) running OEL(RHEL) 6.4 For some reason snmp query to it shows cores from only 1 CPU.

Here's output sensors command.

[root@host log]# sensors
Adapter: ISA adapter
Physical id 0: +56.0°C  (high = +96.0°C, crit = +102.0°C)
Core 0:        +55.0°C  (high = +96.0°C, crit = +102.0°C)
Core 1:        +50.0°C  (high = +96.0°C, crit = +102.0°C)
Core 2:        +52.0°C  (high = +96.0°C, crit = +102.0°C)
Core 3:        +55.0°C  (high = +96.0°C, crit = +102.0°C)
Core 4:        +52.0°C  (high = +96.0°C, crit = +102.0°C)
Core 5:        +56.0°C  (high = +96.0°C, crit = +102.0°C)

Adapter: ISA adapter
Physical id 1: +43.0°C  (high = +96.0°C, crit = +102.0°C)
Core 0:        +43.0°C  (high = +96.0°C, crit = +102.0°C)
Core 1:        +41.0°C  (high = +96.0°C, crit = +102.0°C)
Core 2:        +42.0°C  (high = +96.0°C, crit = +102.0°C)
Core 3:        +41.0°C  (high = +96.0°C, crit = +102.0°C)
Core 4:        +40.0°C  (high = +96.0°C, crit = +102.0°C)
Core 5:        +41.0°C  (high = +96.0°C, crit = +102.0°C)

my /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf has the following line to allow full access:

view all    included  .1                               80

Yet here's what happens when I snmpwalk this server:

[root@host log]# snmpwalk -c public -v 2c localhost sensor
LM-SENSORS-MIB::lmTempSensorsIndex.1 = INTEGER: 1
LM-SENSORS-MIB::lmTempSensorsIndex.2 = INTEGER: 2
LM-SENSORS-MIB::lmTempSensorsIndex.3 = INTEGER: 3
LM-SENSORS-MIB::lmTempSensorsIndex.4 = INTEGER: 4
LM-SENSORS-MIB::lmTempSensorsIndex.5 = INTEGER: 5
LM-SENSORS-MIB::lmTempSensorsIndex.6 = INTEGER: 6
LM-SENSORS-MIB::lmTempSensorsIndex.7 = INTEGER: 7
LM-SENSORS-MIB::lmTempSensorsIndex.8 = INTEGER: 8
LM-SENSORS-MIB::lmTempSensorsDevice.1 = STRING: Physical id 0
LM-SENSORS-MIB::lmTempSensorsDevice.2 = STRING: Core 0
LM-SENSORS-MIB::lmTempSensorsDevice.3 = STRING: Core 1
LM-SENSORS-MIB::lmTempSensorsDevice.4 = STRING: Core 2
LM-SENSORS-MIB::lmTempSensorsDevice.5 = STRING: Core 3
LM-SENSORS-MIB::lmTempSensorsDevice.6 = STRING: Core 4
LM-SENSORS-MIB::lmTempSensorsDevice.7 = STRING: Core 5
LM-SENSORS-MIB::lmTempSensorsDevice.8 = STRING: Physical id 1
LM-SENSORS-MIB::lmTempSensorsValue.1 = Gauge32: 60000
LM-SENSORS-MIB::lmTempSensorsValue.2 = Gauge32: 44000
LM-SENSORS-MIB::lmTempSensorsValue.3 = Gauge32: 42000
LM-SENSORS-MIB::lmTempSensorsValue.4 = Gauge32: 42000
LM-SENSORS-MIB::lmTempSensorsValue.5 = Gauge32: 42000
LM-SENSORS-MIB::lmTempSensorsValue.6 = Gauge32: 41000
LM-SENSORS-MIB::lmTempSensorsValue.7 = Gauge32: 41000
LM-SENSORS-MIB::lmTempSensorsValue.8 = Gauge32: 44000

How can I make snmp report temperature for cores on all cpus?

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Something seems to be off, because you have this line:

LM-SENSORS-MIB::lmTempSensorsDevice.8 = STRING: Physical id 1

but nothing afterwards, as if there were only 8 slots for sensors. There is a bug report with dual Intel Xeon E5-2670 (8 cores), where the last Device line is this:

LM-SENSORS-MIB::lmTempSensorsDevice.10 = STRING: Physical id 1

So there are 10 slots there, again only one processor.

There are some Ubuntu instructions successfully showing 20 slots (no "Physical id" lines there) , although with a completely different processor and using the miscSensors category. They say there that "according to the lm-sensors installation page, Net-SNMP 5.5 or higher is required", which is the version on RedHat 6.4.

In any case you may try upgrading Net-SNMP and see if that solves the issue. But maybe it really is a problem with the MIB and that particular family of processors, in which case that that bug needs to be solved.

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Hmm, yes, it is possible that this is a bug in net-snmp in rhel. – Mxx Jul 14 '13 at 20:25

This was causing me grief as well found the answer here - It has something to do with the name output of sensors being duplicated for the second cpu once you add the aliases as described in the article it shows up on an snmpwalk.

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if this url ever changes, your answer will become useless. Please update this answer to be self sufficient and contain all relevant information. – Mxx Oct 2 '13 at 11:56

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