2013-12-12 12:34:14 - A portable and temporary wireless mesh assessment kit can be used to speed up and reduce the costs of a data centre performance assessment
The SensiNet Rack Sentry evaluation kit provides all the components needed to deploy a fully functional environmental monitoring system.
Any computer with a standard browser can access the user interface providing all data logging, trending and visualization functions and requires no additional software.
The kit comes packaged in a rugged case to ease transportation and shipping. The system can be up and running in minutes and provides the sensors required to measure, for example, server inlet temperatures, hot aisle temperature and humidity, supply and return CRAC / CRAH temperatures.
Collected data can be used to check for air recirculation, over or under cooling and identify hidden or unused computing capacity to help avoid unnecessary IT upgrades.
Sensors can be relocated in
real time for preliminary surveys and needs assessment or left in situ for trend analysis.
The wireless gateway can store enough data for more than 2 weeks of monitoring at 1 minute intervals. On board functions include graphing, data export and multi-page user-defined floorplan layouts with overlaid real-time temperatures and RCI (Rack Cooling Index) values.
Once a preliminary assessment is complete up to 100 more sensors can be added as needed.
Standard interface protocols include SNMP and Modbus TCP, making integration with DCIM (Data Centre Infrastructure Management) and Building Automation Systems easy.