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Fan Status (IBM) service

The Fan Status (IBM) service monitors the status of the specified fan sensor on IBM servers.

Special Note

This service operates in conjunction with the vendor-supplied hardware agent and requires SNMP to be configured so that it is accessible from both the SolarWinds N-central Agent and the SolarWinds N-central Probe.

The following are the requirements in order to associate this service with a device:

  • The device must undergo discovery using a Probe-based asset scan.
  • You need to enable SNMP enabled on the device on the Properties tab of the device.
  • Once you enable SNMP for the device, you need to configure a community string. The default community string is public.
Service Type SNMP
Instances on a Device 10
Supported Systems/Applications Any UMSLMSENSOR-MIB Compliant Device.
Device Class Server - Windows, Server - Generic
Monitored By Windows agent, Windows probe
Scan Interval 5 minutes
Fan Sensor Name The name of the monitored fan sensor. You can obtain the name by querying the device with the .1.3.6.1.4.1.2.6.159.1.1.80.5.1.1 SNMP OID. The default setting is Fan Sensor 1.

OID/Calculation

Metric Name OID/Calculation Description
Fan Sensor Status .1.3.6.1.4.1.2.6.159.1.1.80.5.1.20 The status of the fan sensor.
Fan Speed (RPM) .1.3.6.1.4.1.2.6.159.1.1.80.5.1.2 The speed of the fan.