This help page is for version 4.1. The latest available help is for version 5.1.
The Server Temperature Monitor works with the free SpeedFan utility program. You need to download it from http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php and install it (it can be downloaded and installed in under a minute).NOTE: Because SpeedFan interacts with and probes very low-level hardware, the SpeedFan website suggests caution when first running it in case there are any issues. Running it on test hardware is recommended
After SpeedFan is installed, the Server Temperature Monitor will query the SpeedFan app to extract current temperature values from the various temperature probes detected.
NOTE: Because SpeedFan interacts with the local hardware, this monitor only works on the computer where the monitoring service is running (ie only on the Central Monitoring Service, or on a remote Satellite computer).
To configure the Server Temperature Monitor, simply specify the path to the SpeedFan.exe file (the default path given is typically correct). Then indicate whether you have successfully run SpeedFan before.
After the path has been specified and you've indicated SpeedFan runs OK on your computer, SpeedFan will be launched in the background. Live temperatures will then be collected and displayed.
Default temperature thresholds are shown to the right of the live temperatures. Simply click a temperature threshold and change it to whatever value you like.
The various temperature values are all recorded to a database. You can run reports that chart these values or produce tabular output in HTML or .CSV files for importing into Excel, etc. The data can be optionally summarized into hourly, daily, weekly and monthly values.