Server room temperature monitoring sms

 

General recommendations suggest that you should not go below 10°C (50°F) or above 28°C (82°F). Although this seems a wide range these are the extremes and it is far more common to keep the ambient temperature around 20-21°C (68-71°F). For a variety of reasons this can sometimes be a tall order.

Also the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has recently updated their recommended tempature range to be from 18°C-27°C (64.4°F-80.6°F).

However this article agains highlights that there is still no consensus on the subject. As mentioned in the article I would highlight that:

Server room temperature monitoring sms

In this post, I am going to look at some surprising studies and recent change in thought around server temperature, drive failure rates, and energy savings.

In 2008, the American society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) changed their recommended server room temperature and humidity range. The table of changes has been taken from ‘2008 ASHRAE Environmental Guidelines for Datacom Equipment’ [1] and is displayed below:

The changes in recommended temperature and humidity ranges have been driven by a demand to reduce energy consumption in server room cooling. ASHRAE’s changes mean that free cooling delivered to some server rooms through the use of an economiser can achieve greater energy savings by operating more often instead of energy hungry chillers. Free cooling limits the dependence on electricity driven chilling which according to a recent paper [2], contributes 33% of typical data centre electricity consumption.

General recommendations suggest that you should not go below 10°C (50°F) or above 28°C (82°F). Although this seems a wide range these are the extremes and it is far more common to keep the ambient temperature around 20-21°C (68-71°F). For a variety of reasons this can sometimes be a tall order.

Also the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has recently updated their recommended tempature range to be from 18°C-27°C (64.4°F-80.6°F).

However this article agains highlights that there is still no consensus on the subject. As mentioned in the article I would highlight that:

I have a small server room with its own AC unit. Recently, the AC died, and the temperature increased from 70 F to > 90 F. We rarely go in this room, so I was lucky that someone happened to notice that the fans were running a lot louder than normal as they walked past the door. It looks like I need a way to be notified when the temperature in that room gets too hot.

What tools are you using to monitor the temperature in your server room? How does this tool notify you of a problem (email, SNMP, etc).

Note: I've read this question on server temperature , but I'm interested in the whole room, not just the inside of a server case.

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