You are kind of on the right track - Intel programs will only detect temperatures of Intel boards.
For an IBM blade, you have to use IBMs software. Normally there is an embedded Web server or CLI in the CMM. Have you tried telnetting or browsing to its IP?
Thanks very much for your response! I have tried downloading and installing IBM Director, but, from reading about it, it looks like IBM Director doesn't actually report the temperaure values? ? just if it goes too high?
I am not familiar with what a CMM is nor a CLI. How do I find their IPs ?
It has been awhile since I used a blade, but the CMM (chassis management module) can report the status of the blades in the system.
After you log in to the CMM via a WEB browser, you click on Under Monitors is System Status then the green circle in front of your blade to display that blades status.
Should look very simular to this:
Component Value Warning Hard
CPU1 TEMP +53.00 +85.00 +95.00 +78.00
Also under Monitor is Fuel Gauge which will give you the min, max and current power draw of the blade
Bay(s) Status Module State Allocated Power CPU
Currently Max Min Chassis Components Midplane On 10W 10W 10W n/a Media Tray On 10W 10W 10W n/a Blowers 1 Blower 1 On 120W 120W 120W n/a 2 Blower 2 On 120W 120W 120W n/a Management Modules 1 GRUMPY On 25W 25W 25W n/a 2 Backup MM (not present) 15W 15W 15W n/a I/O Modules 1 Ethernet SM On 45W 45W 45W n/a 2 Ethernet SM On 45W 45W 45W n/a 3 Fibre SM On 45W 45W 45W n/a 4 Fibre SM On 45W 45W 45W n/a Blade Servers 1 Grumpy On 159W 159W 106W ( 100% ,0% )
If you need to access the CPU temperatures without using the CMM interface, it is a little tougher, but can be done by reading a processor MSR and converting it to temperature.
Ah, thanks very much for your response. When I did a search at IBM.com under Chassis Management Module, it seems to be a module specifically designed for a BladeCenter blade...but I have an xSeries 336 type 1879 which does not need a chassis to work...would the CMM work on just this one Eserver xSeries 336 server?
Please let me know.
I am assuming you have one of these chassis
and one of these blades
The rear of the chassis contains the management module
Which has a network port which will allow you to control the functionality of the blades within the chassis.
The defaut IP address is 192.168.70.125. Most system administrators change it as soon as the system is installed as well as the default UserID (which is USERID) and password (which is PASSW0RD spelled with a zero)
The documentsat the links above shoud get you to were you need to be.
Is this a server blade, that goes into a big chassis? Or is it a standalone, 1U server, perhaps?
Sorry for the delay. Yes, this is a 1U server, standalone.
It is an IBM xSeries 336 type 1879 eServer.
I checked their document list at
but didn't see anything promising.
I'm afraid you may have to contact them directly.
Would at least some of this information apply to my IBM xSeries 336 type 1879 eServer?
Only status software I know of for IBM servers is IBM director (which is fairly pricey as I recall if it works on your server and may not do what you want.. You would have to check with IBM for that.
The other option, which I am not sure would work on that old of a CPU is to access the MSR (google -- IA32_THERM_STATUS for some good inputs -Tomshareware has several postings)
You can use a tool such as R\W everything. http://rweverything.phpnet.us/ (very handy & very dangerious as it will let you write to register best left alone unless you know what your doing) to display the processor MSR's
You can add the IA32_THERM_STATUS MSR (0x019c) and caluclate the temp from the data in the
Software Developer’s Manual
section 18.104.22.168 Reading the Digital Sensor
Digital Readout (bits 22:16, RO)
— Digital temperature reading in 1 degree
Celsius relative to the PROCHOT # activation temperature - 1 degrees C. See the
processor’s data sheet for details regarding PROCHOT # activation temperature.
and the processor spec sheet for your processor. (maybe http://www.intel.com/assets/PDF/datasheet/306249.pdf ?)
I am sure I must be forgetting something, but this might get you started in the right direction.
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At the point where we can at least fgure out how to use R/W. Thanks so much for your help!
As you say the digital readout is" Celsius relative to the PROCHOT # activation temperature ""
But how to get the PROCHOT activation temperature?for intel pentium