The Cabinet Analysis Sensor provides data for a server cabinet thermal map that can be used to detect hot spots and differential pressure airflow analysis. Up to 16 server cabinets can be monitored from a single IP address using sensorProbeX+ environmental monitoring devices.
Differential Temperature (Delta T)
Cabinet thermal maps consist of two strings of three temperature and one humidity sensors and an appropriate sensorProbeX+ monitoring device and can be viewed within AKCPro Server software. A server cabinet thermal map provides temperature values at the front and rear, top, middle and bottom of a server cabinet. The Delta T value for the front-to-rear temperature differential is automatically calculated and can be displayed with animated arrows on the rack cabinet map screen.
Differential Pressure (Delta D)
Air naturally flows from areas of high to low pressure. In a server cabinet environment, it is imperative for efficient cooling to check that there is higher pressure at the front of the cabinet and lower pressure at the rear to ensure that air from the hot and cold aisles is not mixing.
Rack Maps and Containment Views
Using AKCPro Server software or a compatible Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) platform, dedicated rack maps displaying Cabinet Analysis Sensor data can be configured to provide a visual data representation for each server rack and cabinet in a data centre. For data centres using hot and cold aisle containment, containment views can be configured to provide a sectional view of the server racks and containment aisles.
A Wireless Cabinet Analysis Sensor is also available for data centres or server rooms looking to deploy wireless rather than fixed-wired sensors.