PMDALMSENSORS(1)           General Commands Manual          PMDALMSENSORS(1)

NAME         top

       pmdalmsensors  - Linux hardware monitoring performance metrics domain
       agent (PMDA)

SYNOPSIS         top

       $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/lmsensors/pmdalmsensors [-d domain] [-l logfile] [-U

DESCRIPTION         top

       pmdalmsensors is a Performance Metrics Domain Agent (PMDA) which
       extracts performance metrics describing the state of hardware using
       the lm-sensors on compatible motherboards.

       The lmsensors PMDA exports metrics that measure fan speeds, core
       temperatures and voltage levels.

       A brief description of the pmdalmsensors command line options

       -d   It is absolutely crucial that the performance metrics domain
            number specified here is unique and consistent.  That is, domain
            should be different for every PMDA on the one host, and the same
            domain number should be used for the same PMDA on all hosts.

       -l   Location of the log file.  By default, a log file named
            lmsensors.log is written in the current directory of pmcd(1)
            when pmdalmsensors is started, i.e.  $PCP_LOG_DIR/pmcd .  If the
            log file cannot be created or is not writable, output is written
            to the standard error instead.

       -U   User account under which to run the agent.  The default is the
            unprivileged "pcp" account in current versions of PCP, but in
            older versions the superuser account ("root") was used by

INSTALLATION         top

       If you want access to the names, help text and values for the
       lmsensors performance metrics, do the following as root:

            # cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/lmsensors
            # ./Install

       If you want to undo the installation, do the following as root:

            # cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/lmsensors
            # ./Remove

       pmdalmsensors is launched by pmcd(1) and should never be executed
       directly.  The Install and Remove scripts notify pmcd(1) when the
       agent is installed or removed.

FILES         top

                 command line options used to launch pmdalmsensors
                 default help text file for the lmsensors metrics
                 installation script for the pmdalmsensors agent
                 undo installation script for the pmdalmsensors agent
                 default log file for error messages and other information
                 from pmdalmsensors


       Environment variables with the prefix PCP_ are used to parameterize
       the file and directory names used by PCP.  On each installation, the
       file /etc/pcp.conf contains the local values for these variables.
       The $PCP_CONF variable may be used to specify an alternative
       configuration file, as described in pcp.conf(5).

SEE ALSO         top

       PCPIntro(1), pmcd(1), pcp.conf(5) and pcp.env(5).

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