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Hddtemp TCP

Pack Assets​


The Centreon Plugin Pack Hddtemp TCP brings 1 host template:

  • App-Hddtemp-Tcp-custom

It brings the following Service Template:

Service AliasService TemplateDefault

Collected metrics & status​

Metric NameUnit
drive_name#drive.temperature.<temp_unit>celsius or fahrenheit


To use this Pack, install the Hddtemp utility on your Linux server. Most of the distributions make it available as a standard package.


  1. Install the Centreon Plugin package on every Centreon poller expected to monitor Hddtemp resources:
yum install centreon-plugin-Applications-Hddtemp
  1. On the Centreon Web interface, install the Hddtemp TCP Centreon Plugin Pack on the Configuration > Plugin Packs page.



  • Log into Centreon and add a new Host through Configuration > Hosts
  • Fill the Name, Alias & IP Address / DNS fields according to your Hddtemp server settings
  • Select the App-Hddtemp-Tcp template to apply to the Host
  • Once the template is applied, fill in the corresponding macros. Some macros are mandatory.
HDDTEMPTCPPORTHDD Listening port (Default: '7634')
EXTRAOPTIONSAny extra option you may want to add to every command_line (eg. a --verbose flag)'

How to check in the CLI that the configuration is OK and what are the main options for?​

Once the plugin is installed, log into your Centreon Poller CLI using the centreon-engine user account and test the Plugin by running the following command:

/usr/lib/centreon/plugins// \
--plugin=apps::hddtemp::plugin \
--mode=temperatures \
--custommode=tcp \
--hostname='' \
--port=7634 \
--filter-name='' \
--unknown-status='' \
--warning-status='' \
--critical-status='%{status} !~ /ok/i' \
--warning-temperature='30' \
--critical-temperature='50' \
--verbose \

The expected command output is shown below:

OK: Drive '/dev/sda' temperature: 24 C status: ok | '/dev/sda#drive.temperature.celsius'=24C;0:30;0:50;;

This command would trigger a WARNING alarm if the disk's temperature was reported as over 30Β° (---warning-temperature='30').

A CRITICAL alarm would be triggered if the temperature was reported as over 50Β° or the status wasn't equal to 'ok' (--critical-temperature='50' --critical-status='%{status} !~ /ok/i').

All available options for a given mode can be displayed by adding the --help parameter to the command:

/usr/lib/centreon/plugins// \
--plugin=apps::hddtemp::plugin \
--mode=temperatures \

All available options for a given mode can be displayed by adding the --list-mode parameter to the command:

/usr/lib/centreon/plugins// \
--plugin=apps::hddtemp::plugin \


Please find all the troubleshooting documentation for the Centreon Plugins in the dedicated page