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Server Temp (IBM) service

The Server Temp (IBM) service monitors the status of the specified temperature sensor on an IBM server.

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 UMSMSENSOR-MIB Compliant Device
Device Class Server - Generic, Server - Windows
Monitored By Windows probes
Scan Interval 5 minutes
Temperature Sensor Name The name of the monitored temperature sensor. To see the list of available temperature probes, query the device with the SNMP OID.


Metric Name OID/Calculation Description
Temperature Sensor Status

The current status of the temperature sensor as one of:

  • OK
  • Degraded
  • Pred Fail (predicted failure)