[SASAG] Recommendations are environmental monitoring for a server room

Paul English tallpaul at speakeasy.org
Fri Mar 31 16:57:39 PST 2006

On Fri, 31 Mar 2006, Ski Kacoroski wrote:

> Hi,
> After several cooling issues, we are looking at adding some sort of
> environmental monitoring sensors to our server room and would like to
> know what others do in this area in terms of what you monitor (temp,
> humidity, power, etc.), how often you take readings, and what equipment
> you use.

We monitor only temperature since we get fairly detailed power reports 
from the building management for billing and we aren't too much concerned 
with humidity.

We use a "Temptrax" primarily because at the time we were setting up 
Nagios there was a pre-made module for it:


Only a single probe per serial port, but only $135 for the whole thing.

We also use lm_sensors to pull temperature readings from motherboards. 
Tyan has started supplying sensors.conf files which is rather nice.


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