UPS / non-UPS environmental monitoring

Sellek, Greg GSellek at NameProtect.com
Wed May 12 13:44:00 CDT 2004


We use the APC standaone units to monitor our server room.  We then grab
the data w/ SNMP and put it into MRTG.  You could run a script every x
minutes that polls SNMP on the APC unit and issues the appropriate
commands to shutdown if necessary.  

  

On 11-May-04, at 5:53 PM, Eric Swenson wrote:

> Gentlemen,
>
> A little off-topic, but I'm looking for a decent setup to perform
> environmental monitoring in my small server room, as the HVAC tends to
> fail suddenly.  I need to protect my server equipment (PE4600 w/ RHEL 
> ES
> 3.0) along with a small linux cluster in the same room, to the point
of
> automatically shutting down specific equipment as the temperature 
> rises.
>
> I'm currently using APC Smart-UPS's, and I've noticed that APC has
> environmental monitoring smartslot cards as well as some standalone
> environmental monitoring units.  They all seem to use versions of APC
> Powerchute software for control.  I've checked into NUT and apcupsd, 
> but
> they don't appear to handle the temperature/humidity monitoring side.
>
> Does anyone have any experience with these products, or could someone
> point me in the right direction to go?
>
> Thanks,
> Eric
> Reaction Engineering INTL
>
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Sean McAvoy
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