FAQs - Data Centre Monitoring

Information on sensor base product solutions, plug-in sensors, wireless gateways and data centre monitoring software.

MAC stands for Media Access Control. A MAC address is a unique identifier assigned to a networkable product such as a data centre environment sensor monitoring device. A MAC address is used in IEEE 802 networking technologies such as wired Ethernet, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

For server racks and cabinets with an RFID swing handle, AKCPro data centre monitoring software can monitor access events from data collected through an AKCP sensorProbe sensor monitoring device on a per cabinet and per employee basis. RFID stands for radio-frequency identification and uses electromagnetic fields to automatically identify and track tags attached to objects such as RFID swing handles and access control cards.

AKCP Pro Server is a data centre monitoring software package and is compatible with standard ONVIF IP camera feeds. AKCP Pro has been tested with specific security cameras from AVTECH, AXIS and HIKvision.

There are many metrics or parameters to monitor in a data center environment to ensure availability and uptime of critical infrastructure systems. These include data on temperature, humidity and water leakage in particular which must be monitored across multiple data collection points and reported to a centralised monitoring platform such as a data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) package and alerts sent automatically when parameters are recorded outside pre-set acceptable ranges.

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