FAQs - Temperature Monitoring

Information and guides on server room temperature monitoring solutions including network connections and sensors.

Excess heat within a server room can lead to server failures and represents a potential fire risk. Monitoring increases in server room temperatures allow ‘hot-spots’ to be identified and corrective actions taken. A sudden rise in the ambient temperature of a server room or datacentre typically indicates an air conditioner failure or collapse of the cooling system.

Continuously monitoring the temperature of your IT closet, computer or server room can help to identify if the air conditioning or cooling system is set correctly. The lower the required ambient temperature, the greater the energy used and running costs incurred. Achieving an optimal temperature for a server room protects electronic devices, servers and networking peripherals, helps to prevent failures and provides a more comfortable working environment for engineers and technicians working in the room.

The air conditioners or cooling system in your server room or datacentre is designed to deliver a set kW of cooling. As more servers and racks are added to a facility, the cooling load increases and places greater demand on the air conditioning system. Monitoring server room and datacentre temperatures provides ambient environment data that can help to assess (a) whether more IT server load can be added to the room and (b) the effect of the additional IT servers on the cooling system when commissioned and running.

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