Solaris 8 temperature measurement

Posted on 2005-03-14
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Last Modified: 2013-12-21
How can I detect the temperature on SUN Solaris 8 system?
What parts or components can the system detect? For instance, CPU, Memory, etc?
Question by:sirator
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ID: 13547988
If the hardware supports temperature monitoring:
/usr/platform/`uname -i`/sbin/prtdiag -v
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Sorry, I was going to say - if prtdiag doesn't show anything, please post the details of your hardware and we can see if there are any other diagnostics/tools for that model
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As tfewster said, prtdiag is the command to use. Just note that the product groups that developed each chassie didn't necessarily follow a standard on how to design the chassie capabilities - so prtdiag for each chassie will usually look different.  The SunMC hardware reader has a similar issue - each product group wrote their own version rather then following a standard.
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Dear tfewster,
My hardware is Sun 280R. Please advise me how to detect.
Many thanks in advances.
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The 280R supports RSC - Remote System Console - which can show this info, so I'd expect prtdiag o be able to report it. If not, you can log into the RSC and run the "environment" command - See http://docs.sun.com/source/816-3314-12/ucm_shel.htm

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For the 280R, prtdiag will return temperature at each cpu:
$ /usr/platform/sun4u/sbin/prtdiag -v | less
Search (/) for Temperatures and you should find something like:
System Temperatures (Celsius):
cpu0   1
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