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Whats the best way to measure the temperature of the server room?


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Whats the best way to monitor the temperature of the server room?

 

We don't monitor of the temperature and I'm worried that the equipment in our server room might overheat one day and we wont have enough time to make the correct action to cool the room and save the equipment.  

 

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Hello,

 

We currently use a netduino ( an arduino based io board ) which allows you to use .NET code to write logic and a cheap temperature sensors. Estimated costs < 50 USD + some time on the code ( I can help you with the code if you need ).

 

Or you can use a product that does all that with a web interface ~140 USD. Link: http://www.controlbyweb.com/temperature .

 

Or you can contact a home automation specialist which can setup an enterprise temperature monitoring system which can alert you via sms or email ( the ones with email cost more ). The price for these vary on the size of the project however for a small server room it can't cost more than 300 USD.

 

Paul.

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I don't want to go to the time/cost for programming or buying a seperate component yet.   I was wondering if we could measure something within the computer using PC monitor, i know it wont be totally accurate but it might give us a little warning.

 

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Well you could buy a mainboard that has a sensor on it ( system temperature ), keep it on a piece of plastic with no chassis then monitor it's system sensor with PC Monitor.

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