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How can I monitor CPU and M/B temperature on the all office desktop computers? This is possible after installing PRTG Remote Probe at each PC? Or i need to install 3rd-party software?

monitoring prtg temperature

Created on Apr 30, 2013 11:48:25 AM by  MAA (1) 1



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This highly depends on the components in case, for example if they offer SNMP or WMI capabilities (in which case it would be possible). Generally, this is not the case, however. In such an instance it would be necessary to use a 3rd party program / device to monitor this information.

Created on May 2, 2013 1:32:05 PM by  Patrick Hutter [Paessler Support] (7,174) 3 3



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MAA, did you already find third party software ? Please keep us informed. I'm curious if there's a solution available.

A free solution would be to install RealTemp on the client devices (http://www.techpowerup.com/realtemp/) and configure a logfile, with the Excel option marked. CSV2XML, and use of the HTTP/XML REST sensor: http://www.paessler.com/manuals/prtg/http_xmlrest_value_sensor This is a theoretical solution. We don't monitor our client devices. We have a lot of client devices, so it would be administrative intensive.

Why not install some kind of temperature tool with a custom action when a treshold is exceeded ? For instance: sent a mail, or display a message, or shutdown the computer ? I found a handy site with some temperature tools: http://www.mydigitallife.info/check-and-monitor-computer-cpu-and-gpu-temperature-voltage-or-fan-speed/

Created on May 5, 2013 11:26:33 PM by  Pieter Reitsma (160) 1 1



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You planning to add the ability to read data from the CPU/MB temperature sensors in PRTG Remote Probe?

Created on May 6, 2013 7:15:48 AM by  MAA (1) 1



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No, client devices will be turned off at various times, so PRTG will generate too much notifications. And desktop computers will be replaced by a centralized VDI solution this year. We will not put energy into it.

I do have a PRTGplugins.com implementation for Citrix Session Monitoring. On the measurement location I do have a PRTG Remote Probe installed on one of our oldest desktop computers. Since this is a 24x7 situation on desktop hardware I would like a cpu and motherboard temperature measurement sensor on that device. That's the reason I did some testing yesterday with various tools to see what theoretically would suit. Probably I will make this sensor this or next week.

I see a lot of questions here at the KB which is nicely answered by Paessler Support, but I'm curious what the follow-up of the topic starter is. So we can share knowledge.

Created on May 6, 2013 9:35:01 AM by  Pieter Reitsma (160) 1 1



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> You planning to add the ability to read data from the > CPU/MB temperature sensors in PRTG Remote Probe?

Afraid not, seeing as there is no standard method to query these values.

Created on May 8, 2013 2:04:15 PM by  Patrick Hutter [Paessler Support] (7,174) 3 3



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