Suppose you have a server that is having some heat issues or perhaps other problems that are related to its onboard sensors. If that server has a BMC (Base Management Controller), you can monitor its sensor values from any machine on its subnet in real time using sensor.exe included with Deployment Solution for Dell Servers.
I will use the example of monitoring the fan speed on a given server. First, I open a command prompt and browse to my Dell Directory (usually C:\Program Files\Altiris\eXpress\Deployment Server\Dell)
I then go into atools\power\ipmiutil
Inside that folder is a utility called sensor.exe. Using the following command I can print out all sensor values:
sensor -U root -P calvin -N 192.168.2.24
I then get a long printout of each sensor. I look...