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  • Question

  • In the HP implementation of WHS there is a facility to monitor and alert on Server Temperature and Fan Speed.  As a suggestion it would be helpful to have such a feature in WHS.  I have not seen any add-ins that provide this functionality.  Can we get this into the queue?
    Larry
    Saturday, May 15, 2010 1:58 PM

Answers

  • I totally understand the issue of hardware dependence.  Makes a lot of sense.
    Many thanks,
    Larry
    • Marked as answer by alarryr Saturday, May 15, 2010 11:17 PM
    Saturday, May 15, 2010 11:17 PM

All replies

  • This sort of monitoring is extremely dependent on hardware. Microsoft is unlikely to include it in the base product, since to do so that product will need to be able to fully support an extremely wide variety of hardware. They leave it to OEMs to do this, because an OEM solution will be a single controlled hardware platform. That said, could you submit your product suggestion on Connect ?

    Also, the HP solution was unreliable and eventually they disabled some of the monitoring.


    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Saturday, May 15, 2010 2:03 PM
    Moderator
  • I'd agree with Ken on this, it's very hardware dependent. That being
    said, it should be possible for any OEM to monitor their own
    hardware's temperature, etc. Just about every mobo manufacturer has an
    application that does it. But getting the information into WHS/Vail is
    the issue, and this is something that I don't see coming from MS, but
    as a rich area for third party or OEM add-ins.
     

    Charlie. http://msmvps.com/blogs/russel
    Saturday, May 15, 2010 2:20 PM
    Moderator
  • Not supported I know, but Speedfan works fine on Vail. The only problem is that you need to RDP in to set it up.

    Phil

    Saturday, May 15, 2010 7:05 PM
  • I totally understand the issue of hardware dependence.  Makes a lot of sense.
    Many thanks,
    Larry
    • Marked as answer by alarryr Saturday, May 15, 2010 11:17 PM
    Saturday, May 15, 2010 11:17 PM