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check_ipmi_sensor - Nagios/Icinga plugin to check IPMI sensors License: GPL v3+


With this plugin the hardware status of a server can be monitored with Nagios, Icinga or Icinga 2. Specifically, fan speeds, temperatures, voltages, power consumption, power supply performance, etc. can be monitored.


  • Nagios, Icinga or Icinga 2
  • FreeIPMI version 0.5.1 or newer
  • Perl
  • Perl IPC::Run

Installation hints

For detailed information, installation instructions and definition examples, please go to:

Destination folder

Copy this plugin to the following folder:



Install missing lib:

apt-get install libipc-run-perl freeipmi


Install missing lib:

yum install perl-IPC-Run freeipmi

SUSE Enterprise Linux

Install missing lib:

zypper install perl-IPC-Run3 freeipmi


If you are running the plugin locally and not via network, the user 'nagios' or 'icinga' needs root privileges for calling:

  • ipmimonitoring/ipmi-sensors/ipmi-sel/[ipmi-fru]/[ipmi-dcmi]

You can achieve that by adding a sudoers config (e.g. for ipmi-sensors and user 'nagios')

nagios ALL=(root) NOPASSWD: /usr/sbin/ipmi-sensors, /usr/sbin/ipmi-sel, /usr/sbin/ipmi-fru, /usr/sbin/ipmi-dcmi

Please check with '-vvv' which commands are run by the plugin!

Notes on ipmi-sel

If you want to clear the ipmi system event log, please use ipmi-sel.

Remote machine

/usr/sbin/ipmi-sel -h $IP -u ADMIN -p $PW -l ADMIN --clear

Local machine

/usr/sbin/ipmi-sel --clear


Copyright (C) 2009-2019 Thomas-Krenn.AG, additional contributors see changelog.txt

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, see