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ThinkStation P500 - Monitor fan speeds

2018-05-11, 23:27 PM

Good day


Looking to be able to monitor fans on a Thinkstation P500 workstation.


Would like to be able to detect fan failures and run a command script (which emails a failure alert)


I've done this using a ASUS motherboard with the ASUS monitoring tool ( Compare current log report to previous, if different, then send a copy of the log through email)


Anyone know of any tools (which actually work)?






psuturtle edit: changed thread subject to ThinkStation instead of ThinkCenter


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Re: ThinkStation P500 - Monitor fan speeds

2018-05-14, 15:16 PM

Have you considered using the ThinkStation Diagnostics that are supported on that platform?  Though it doesn't have the email feature you discuss, it does have the ability to monitor fan speeds and alert on error.  The diags are basically a built in feature, and you should be able to access the log info by using the LSC software (Lenovo Solution Center).



I'm not sure I can help you much with the monitoring tools.  The one we use for this platform is confidential to the SIO vendor, so it's not something I can share.  You might be able to find some publicly available utilities to monitor the fan speeds, but I can't really speak to their accuracy or capability.

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Re:ThinkStation P500 - Monitor fan speeds

2020-05-21, 13:57 PM

Is it possible to control fan speed from the OS itself or only at BIOS prior to boot?

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