How to Add Thermal Monitoring in pfSense® CE

Last Updated On October 15, 2017
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Thermal Monitoring can be very useful for using with the Vault to ensure that the hardware is operating under normal thermal conditions.  Intel based CPU’s have built in thermal monitoring that pfSense® CE can access to display core temperatures on the dashboard.

Adding Thermal Monitoring is done through the pfSense® CE WebUI.  Navigate to “System –> Advanced” and click on the “Miscellaneous” tab.

Thermal Monitoring needs to be enabled in the pfSense® CE Settings

Scroll down to “Cryptographic & Thermal Hardware” and click on “Thermal Sensors.”  From the drop down, choose “Intel Core* CPU…” and click save.

Ensure that Intel CPU sensors are selected

The preceding steps have enabled thermal monitoring.  The following will show you how to add thermal monitoring to your dashboard.

  • On your dashboard, click the “+” icon in the upper right corner
  • In the “available widgets” box that appears, click the “+” next to Thermal Sensors
Add a new widget to the dashboard

The Thermal Sensors box will now appear at the bottom of your dashboard.  Move the box to wherever in your dashboard it most appealing, then click the save button in the upper right to ensure you save the dashboard view.


The Dashboard now shows thermal monitoring information

Should you have any further questions, please reach out to Protectli support.

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