Documentation forIpMonitor
Effective December 31, 2024, IpMonitor will reach its end of life and will no longer be available or supported. If you liked IpMonitor, consider trying another SolarWinds product.

Fan monitor

The Fan monitor uses SNMP communication to test the current fan status.

Administrators can use the Fan monitor to:

  • Notify you when the fan is not functioning as expected
  • Ensure that the server temperature remains within safe operating limits
  • Determine the current fan health

Administrators can use this information to detect and resolve a fan issue in a timely manner before it can impact critical servers or other network components.

You can use the Fan monitor wizard to test all parameters you enter along the way to make sure that the monitor will work as expected before moving to a production environment. If you prefer greater control over the process, you can clone an existing Fan Monitor and manually make any required configuration changes.

The Humidity, Temperature, Battery and Fan monitors' default Delays Between Tests While: Up, Warn, Down and Lost settings are slightly different from those of other monitor types. Due to the high potential for disaster when abnormal conditions are detected, these default settings have been lowered from 300 seconds to 60 seconds between tests.

Create a Fan monitor

  1. Click Devices in the toolbar.
  2. Locate and click the targeted device you want to monitor.
  3. In the toolbar, click Add > Add New Monitor.
  4. In the Select Monitor page, click Fan.
  5. Enter the details of the server you want to monitor.

    1. Enter the IP address or host name of the target server.
    2. Enter the UDP port number that the device responds on. Port 161 is the default port.
    3. Select the SNMP version used by the device. ipMonitor and the target device or server must use the same SNMP version.
    4. (Optional) Select a credential for monitoring. When selected, ipMonitor uses the credential account and password information to authenticate to the target machine and test the bandwidth status.
  6. Click Next.

  7. Complete the wizard.