ESXi Temperature Threshold Values and Alarms
Posted on 2013-05-15
I have a VSA cluster consisting of 2 physical Dell Poweredge servers.
In vSphere Client, if I highlight either box and go to the Hardware Status tab there is a 'Temperature' entry listed when viewing the Sensors. Beneath this there are some threshold values defined. For example the Critical Threshold values are currently a range of 3 to 50 degrees Celsius. Is there a way to tweak these values so that I can test an alarm email?
At present it is reporting the actual temp as 20C and the alarm is supposed to email me if the thresholds are breached but I have to find a way of triggering this without putting the servers in a deep freeze or setting them alight!
Before I have to resort to downing everything to see if these values are set in the Dell BIOS I just thought I'd ask if a tweak was possible via VMware?