Baby, it’s cold outside

I posted a few months ago to say that my server wasn’t a massive fan of the high temperature in my loft. Well, now it’s too cold. The UK has had a bit of a cold snap lately. Outdoor temperatures in Bristol last night got as low as -3 °C, and in turn the temperature […]

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The temperature in my loft

I recently (mid October) moved my home server into my loft, as its constant noise under my desk was getting on my nerves. However I found that with a large area of roof exposed to the sun (even the weak Autumn sun), and practically no ventilation the ambient temperature fluctuates enormously. In October when it […]

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Various Nagios plugins

I’ve now written several Nagios plugins and submitted them all to MonitoringExchange. Here’s a quick summary: check_temper for monitoring the temperature with a TEMPer USB thermometer check_kernel for checking that the currently running kernel on an RPM-based system is the most recent installed kernel (not necessarily the latest available kernel in the repository) check_aql_balance for […]

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TEMPer USB thermometer on Linux

Some time ago I bought a cheap USB thermometer called TEMPer. I was disappointed to find that it didn’t work on Fedora. It would only work on Windows using a poor piece of proprietary software. I eventually found the blog of Tollef Fog Heen, who had managed to get his TEMPer to work. Unfortunately his […]

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