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Linux Hardware Monitoring Tool


Hello Experts,

Recently we have been looking for a good monitoring tool which will help us figure out / or alert us in advace if the particula hard disk or CPU-FAN is going to be down.

I have myself searched over , and tried to use some of the existing tools like cacti, monitorix and all but they seem to be more of a operating system specific. Like they provide the information what you can easily get by running simple UNIX commands. But fails to provide some infomration that we can get about hard disk bad-blocs and System temp going high because of the FAN not in use/Fan disorder etc.

Is there any such tool/s they please point me in the right direction and I shall explore.

For records , we are using SLES Linux in environment. But for that matter we can setup any operating system just as the monitoring tool server.

Any question then please let know.Thanx.




  • joel2001k
    joel2001k Posts: 10
    edited January 2015
    On GNU/Linux hardware info is normally exposed via /proc filesystem eg
    cat /proc/cpuinfo
    shows you information about your CPU.

    On newer systems its /sys filesystem, think so. To show active processes do:

    With ssh you could log in to your remote host an start your favourite monitor application or you could read about the Simple Network Monitoring Protocol for short SNMP.
  • mpalmeruk

    It sounds like what you are after is 'sensors' / lm-sensors.

    Theres a package available for it on SLES

    "zypper in sensors"

    Hope that helps


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