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 N-able N-central Agent and the N-able 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 TypeSNMP
Instances on a Device20
Supported Systems/ApplicationsDell servers running Dell OpenManage Server Administrator software.
Device ClassServer - Generic, Server - Windows
Monitored ByWindows probe
Scan Interval15 minutes
Cooling Device Location Name IndexThe 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 ValueThe name of the monitored fan.


Metric NameOID/CalculationDescription
Fan (Dell) Status1.

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) Speed1. speed in revolutions per minute of the fan.