Starter Kit: Server Room Monitoring 2.0

Starter Kit: Server Room Monitoring 2.0
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The Starter Kit: Server Room Monitoring 2.0 is an open source kit that can monitor server room installations. The basic kit is equipped with the following Sensors: Ambient Light Bricklet 3.0 (monitors room illumination), Humidity Bricklet 2.0 (monitors humidity), Temperature Bricklet 2.0 (monitors temperature in the server rack) and a PTC Bricklet 2.0 with attachable Pt100 temperature sensor probe (monitors temperature in a server). Place for up to eight PTC Bricklets with up to eight temperature sensors is provided. To show error codes you can use the E-Paper Bricklet or the Segment Display 4x7 Bricklet 2.0, which are inlcuded to the basic version of the kit.

The kits enclosure can be mounted directly in a 19" server rack and can be extended by other Tinkerforge building blocks, e.g. more temperature probes, motion detector, in- or outputs (to switch computers on/off or to monitor doors), to flexibly adapt the kit to your needs.

For the standalone version it is possible to use our RED Brick or the Raspberry Pi with an HAT Brick. For using the Raspberry Pi there are special mounting holes.

Content of this kit:

The kit can be ordered in three different variations:

  1. Non-standalone monitoring (Standard kit + Ethernet Extension (with PoE))

    The sensors of the kit are read out via Ethernet or USB by a computer with the offered APIs (C/C++, C#, Delphi/Lazarus, Go, Java, JavaScript, LabVIEW, Mathematica, MATLAB/Octave, MQTT, openHAB, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Rust, Shell, Visual Basic .NET). Individual solutions can be realized with ease. Examples for Bash and Nagios/Icinga demonstrate different possibilities.

  2. Standalone monitoring for Raspberry Pi (Standard kit + HAT Brick, Standalone with own Raspberry Pi)

    The Kit can be used with your Raspberry Pi. Just mount the HAT Brick on the RaspPi and connect the Bricklets with it. In this option the Ethernet connection of the Raspberry PI will be used to get access to the Kit. You can write your own script that runs on the Raspberry Pi.

    To get started quickly you can use our example python script for Raspberry PI.

  1. Standalone monitoring with RED Brick (Standard kit + HAT Brick, Standalone with own Raspberry Pi)

    With an additional RED Brick external control by another computer is not necessary anymore. You can configure your own monitoring solution using just Brick Viewer without any programming.

    The value range for each sensor can be defined with sliders. It is possible to enable email notifications for monitoring values that are out of range. Rules can be defined for sensors that are directly connected, but also for other Tinkerforge sensors available in the network. The defined rules configure an instance of Nagios that runs on the RED Brick. The Nagios web interface shows current monitoring values and currently existing problems. More information can be found in the RED Brick section of the Server Room Monitoring documentation.

    Advanced users can easily modify the Nagios installation that runs on the RED Brick to change configurations that go beyond the Brick Viewer possibilities.

The kit can be powered through Power over Ethernet (PoE), USB (e.g. USB Power Supply) or in the variant with RaspPi over the power connector of the HAT Brick with an external power supply.

The soft- and hardware of the kit can be modified. The casing, except of the powder coated aluminum front panel, consists of PMMA. Mounting holes for different Bricks and Bricklets and Raspberry Pi are provided.

You can mount a Motion Detector Bricklet 2.0 in the front panel.

Technical Specifications

Illumination 0lux - 64000lux in 0.01lux steps
Ambient Temperature -40°C - 85°C in 0.01°C steps
Pt100 Sensor Probe -20°C - 450°C
PTC Bricklet 2.0 0.03125°C (15bit) resolution
Humidity Bricklet 2.0 0% - 100% relative humidity
Dimensions (W x D x H) 482 x 92 x 44mm (19.0 x 3.62 x 1.75")
Weight 250g