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Linux machine sensors collector

Reads system sensors information (temperature, voltage, electric current, power, etc.).

Charts are created dynamically.


Edit the python.d/sensors.conf configuration file using edit-config from the Netdata config directory, which is typically at /etc/netdata.

cd /etc/netdata   # Replace this path with your Netdata config directory, if different
sudo ./edit-config python.d/sensors.conf

possible issues

There have been reports from users that on certain servers, ACPI ring buffer errors are printed by the kernel (dmesg) when ACPI sensors are being accessed. We are tracking such cases in issue #827. Please join this discussion for help.

When lm-sensors doesn't work on your device (e.g. for RPi temperatures), use the legacy bash collector


To troubleshoot issues with the sensors module, run the python.d.plugin with the debug option enabled. The output will give you the output of the data collection job or error messages on why the collector isn't working.

First, navigate to your plugins directory, usually they are located under /usr/libexec/netdata/plugins.d/. If that's not the case on your system, open netdata.conf and look for the setting plugins directory. Once you're in the plugin's directory, switch to the netdata user.

cd /usr/libexec/netdata/plugins.d/
sudo su -s /bin/bash netdata

Now you can manually run the sensors module in debug mode:

./python.d.plugin sensors debug trace

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