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anyone know the commands(s) for checking the hardware status of the machine, I'm trying to see if there are issues with the processor fans.

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These command probably differs a lot depending on the system. Can you be more specific about platform/OS? – Joachim Pileborg Aug 7 '12 at 10:30
Thanks bud, it's Sun 4900 Solaris 9, I just thought there would be a standard command. – Phil Aug 7 '12 at 11:07
You should add such detail to the question text. – Henk Langeveld Aug 7 '12 at 12:13
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For Sun hardware, try prtdiag -v - it will show the status of all hardware, but presentation is not consistent across different platforms.

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Thanks Henk, that was I was looking for – Phil Aug 7 '12 at 12:35
I've marked the question to be moved. Parsing the output might belong here, getting it belongs on serverfault. Cheers. – Henk Langeveld Aug 7 '12 at 12:37
This can usually be run by a non-root user, too, although often not in the default path. It's usually found at /usr/sbin/prtdiag – Randall Dec 5 '14 at 19:47

Depends on hardware.

On SUN x86 HW there's usually IPMI controller so then ipmitool sdr will print every sensor including FAN speed.

On SUN SPARC HW there's usually system controller accessible on serial port or ever ethernet. Commands varies, start with help or ?, possibly sensors will work.

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