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Fan Status (Dell) Service

The Fan Status (Dell) service monitors the status and speed (RPMs) of the fans on a Dell server.

Special Note

This service operates in conjunction with the vendor-supplied hardware agent and requires SNMP to be configured so that it is accessible from both the MSP N-central Agent and the MSP N-central Probe.

The following are the requirements in order to associate this service with a device:

  • The device must undergo discovery using a Probe-based asset scan.
  • You need to enable SNMP enabled on the device on the Properties tab of the device.
  • Once you enable SNMP for the device, you need to configure a community string. The default community string is public.

Service Type


Instances on a Device


Supported Systems/Applications

Dell servers running Dell OpenManage Server Administrator software

Device Class

Server - Generic, Server - Windows

Monitored By

Windows Probe

Scan Interval

15 minutes

Cooling Device Location Name Index

The SNMP index of the fan to monitor. Query the OID to get a list of the fan names and their SNMP indices.

Cooling Device Location Name Value

The name of the monitored fan.


Metric Name



Fan (Dell) Status

The status of the fan.

The status is mapped as:

  • Normal : 3
  • Warning : 0-2, 4, 11-4294967295
  • Failed : 5, 6, 8-10

where the values are:

  • 1: Other
  • 2: Unknown
  • 3: OK
  • 4: NonCritical Upper
  • 5: Critical Upper
  • 6: NonRecoverable Upper
  • 7: NonCritical Lower
  • 8: Critical Lower
  • 9: NonRecoverable Lower
  • 10: Failed

Fan (Dell) Speed

The speed in revolutions per minute (RPM) of the fan.