Temperature monitoring

Andrew Latham lathama at gmail.com
Fri Jul 14 02:55:37 CST 2017

On Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 9:33 PM, Dovid Bender <dovid at telecurve.com> wrote:

> All,
> We had an issue with a DC where temps were elevated. The one bit of
> hardware that wasn't watched much was the one that sent out the initial
> alert. Looking for recommendations on hardware that I can mount/hang in
> each cabinet that is easy to set up and will alert us if temps go beyond a
> certain point.
> TIA.
> Dovid

Most everything has temperature sensors from switches, servers and most
modern PDUs. A dedicated solution is just creating the problem again in the
future. Monitor the temps on everything and gain knowledge related to
failure rates. Most companies with physical infrastructure could pay for
another engineer to discover these unexpected expenses. Also note that
modern air conditioning and refrigeration have SNMP or BACNET protocol
support, just download the manual.

- Andrew "lathama" Latham -

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