Temperature monitor in the server room.

Sometimes our building AC gets a problem and as the result my server room becomes over-heated. Do you know if there is a device that will send out an email to notify me if the room temp reaches over a certain degree?
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We use temperature alert (USB) for some client's server room.  Yes you can configure to send email and alert you when the temperature reached a certain threshold in real time as well as log/history.  It's economical and reliable.


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Brad RubinCommented:
Your question is very common and there are several tools that can do this for you. Your decision should be based on your budget and the value you receive from the product. Also, there are different methods of managing temperature in your rack for email or SMS transmission.

The product recommended by Wayne88 is around $129 USD. It will do what you want. You may need more than one sensor depending on your environment...think about how much money you would lose if hardware failed when the AC went out. You may want a more robust solution, but that is for you to evaluate.

Here are other products:
Ravica BitSite2
IT Watchdogs
Netbotz also makes a product with a temp/humid sensors and a camera for your viewing pleasure. A camera on a bunch of servers doesn't seem like a fun feed, though.
Dirk MareSystems Engineer (Acting IT Manager)Commented:
We use Avtech. We monitor, temperature, humidity, smoke, flood and Room Entry.

Its very pricey but it's worth every cent.


We used a product from ITwatchDogs.com

If you can, setup an AC unit like the SRCOOL12K from tripplite.
Set the temp on it a few degrees higher than the building AC.
Now when there are AC problems you get an alert and the backup AC turns on.
andyalderSaggar maker's framemakerCommented:
Most servers have inlet temperature sensors so you can use them to monitor the ambient temperature without buying any extra hardware. You'll have to learn how to set it up but presumably you already have something set up that emails you when redundant disks or PSUs fail in the servers so see if you can use that to check server and switch temps.
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