Starter Kit: Server Room Monitoring

Starter Kit: Server Room Monitoring
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  • Low Cost and Modular Server Room Monitoring (19" Rack, 1U)
  • Expandable: Simply add extra Sensors and I/O modules as needed
  • Powered over Ethernet (PoE) or USB
  • Configuration of customized solution without programming possible
  • For Programmers: API for many programming languages
  • Open Source Soft- and Hardware with Nagios and Icinga support

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The Starter Kit: Server Room Monitoring 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.

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.

Two different applications are possible:

  • Non-stand-alone monitoring (standard kit)

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

  • Stand-alone monitoring (standard kit + RED Brick)

    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) or USB.

The soft- and hardware of the kit can be modified. The casing, except of the powder coated aluminum front panel, consists of tinker-friendly PMMA, you can drill new holes with a wood drill. Mounting holes for different Bricks and Bricklets are provided.

You can mount Motion Detector Bricklet 2.0 and Segment Display 4x7 Bricklet in the front panel.

Content of this kit:

Additional content for the "stand-alone usage" option:

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 0% - 100% relative humidity
Dimensions (W x D x H) 482 x 222 x 44mm (19.0 x 8.74 x 1.75”)
Weight XXXg

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