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Re: [Freeipmi-users] How do I use ipmi-sensors-config output (from remot

From: Albert Chu
Subject: Re: [Freeipmi-users] How do I use ipmi-sensors-config output (from remote server) with check_ipmi_sensors plugin in nagios?
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2012 13:36:07 -0700

Hi Brandon,

I assume you're using this nagios plugin:

There is probably some confusion.  The -f option (you list as -F below,
I assume you mean -f) is the general FreeIPMI conf file
(usually /etc/freeipmi/freeipmi.conf).  It's not the config file from

To deal with your problem, most users configure the script to eliminate
sensors they don't want to monitor.  It appears the check_ipmi_sensor
script has a -x option to remove sensors they don't want to monitor.
When calling ipmi-sensors directly, the option is the -R option.

Hope that helps,

On Fri, 2012-07-20 at 11:30 -0700, Brandon wrote:
> Hi All,
>  I would like to know how I can tell check_ipmi_sensors plugin perl script
> to update its knowledge of a remote server . It currently sees that 8 fans
> are possible, and only reads 3 fans working. I have only 3 fans installed.
> The output from the ipmi-sensors-config command shows the proper number of
> fans ( as does the Supermicro IPMI View GUI utility.) Nagios however throws
> critical errors showing that 5 fans are at speed 0. I was hoping I could
> somehow use the output from ipmi-sensors-config --checkout put into a file,
> and transfer it to the nagios server, and whenever I make a call to the
> check_ipmi_sensors plugin, send that as a config file. However, if I try
> and use that file directly as -F $ARG$ argument for the config file, it
> goes into an UNKNOWN state and complain about line 1 unknown configuration
> option "Section". Any pointers would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Albert Chu
Computer Scientist
High Performance Systems Division
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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