Sensors display - planned or not

listhor

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Is it somewhere in PVE roadmap to have in web gui displayed values of hardware sensors? More or less similar thing to what is in esxi - I'm not talking about creating second grafana...
Currently I use lm-sensors package but having these readings in gui is much more handy. I've seen some tutorials about creating such information in gui but this wouldn't persist across updates and is error prone :)
 
No, this has been discussed plenty and there is some 3rd party patching available for single hosts without many sensors so that there are some sensors shown.

TLDR: Most people running PVE in an enterprise setup, so having hundreds of sensors available in the GUI is total non-sense and better suited for external metrics. For SOHO stuff, this may be useful to some, so please go an patch PVE yourself.
 
TLDR: Most people running PVE in an enterprise setup, so having hundreds of sensors available in the GUI is total non-sense and better suited for external metrics. For SOHO stuff, this may be useful to some, so please go an patch PVE yourself.
It could have been done differently:
- in node view: full set of sensors is displayed
- datacenter / enterprise view: only those in alert state or nothing at all, depending on your preference...
 
depending on your preference...
Yes, that's the thing ... therefore, there is no sensor output visible. Most enterprise customers don't need it there and therefore Proxmox staff is not going to implement such a complicated system for some small fraction of non-paying homelab users.

Please refer to the feature requests:

Monitoring and alerting should be done externally.
 
to implement such a complicated system for some small fraction of non-paying homelab users.
Maybe I would have become paying customer?
I'm coming from esxi (just migrated) point of view and I guess it's more like habit as well.
Anyway, thanks!
 
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Maybe I would have become paying customer?
Yeah, you can't pay the bills with "maybe".


I'm coming from esxi (just migrated) pointo of view and I guess it's more like habit as well.
I've also ESXi in production, yet I don't watch the internal sensors over there. We have monitoring for everything and I only watch the metrics in grafana if i'm alerted that something is amiss. Cannot imagine spending my time looking at values in a crappy web interfaces like ESXi's or any other webinterface.
 
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