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 2.0 (monitors room illumination), Humidity Bricklet 2.0 (monitors humidity), Temperature Bricklet (monitors temperature in the server rack) and a PTC Bricklet 2.0 with attachable Pt100 temperature sensor probe (monitors temperature in a server).
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)
Stand-alone monitoring (standard kit + RED Brick)
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, by default you can mount:
Analog In Bricklet 2.0, Analog Out Bricklet 2.0, Industrial Digital In 4 Bricklet, Industrial Digital Out 4 Bricklet, Industrial Quad Relay Bricklet, IO-4 Bricklet, Motion Detector Bricklet 2.0, and Segment Display 4x7 Bricklet.
Content of this kit:
- 1x Master Brick
- 1x Ethernet Master Extension
- 1x Ambient Light Bricklet 2.0
- 1x Temperature Bricklet
- 1x Humidity Bricklet 2.0
- 1x PTC Bricklet 2.0 with Temperature Sensor Pt100 (2-Wire)
- 1x Server Room Monitoring Case
- 1x USB Cable 180cm
- 2x Bricklet Cable Black 15cm (10p-10p)
- 1x Bricklet Cable Black 15cm (7p-10p)
- 1x Bricklet Cable Black 50cm (10p-10p)
- 6x Mounting Kit 12mm
- 1x Mounting Screws
Additional content for the "stand-alone usage" option:
Property Value 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 92 x 44mm (19.0 x 3.62 x 1.75”) Weight 250g