The measurements are periodically stored in the internal memory or external storage media and displayed as graphs. Each graph shows data for last 100: seconds, minutes, hours, days. Web interface provides an easy way to access these logs for each individual sensor.
When the measured value exceeds the predefined threshold, it triggers an alert: Send Email, SMS, Syslog, Event log, SNMP Trap, SNMP Get, sound and light an alarm beacon or a strobe light.Alerts can be based on thresholds (warning, alert, normal or not connected) or on multiple conditions.
Locate hot spots within a server cabinet and use collected temperature sensor data to optimize the cooling system and raise the ambient temperature to save energy with confidence that you won’t overheat sensitive IT equipment.
Humidity in server rooms should be maintained between 40% and 55% rH. High humidity may lead to water condensation which results in hardware corrosion. Low humidity levels may cause issues with electrostatic discharge (ESD) which can cause damage to sensitive components.
Detect if there is a water leak from leakage of air conditioning, water-cooled server rack, condensation from air conditioning units, water pipes, groundwater or weather damage. Water sensors should be placed at the lowest point on the floor, and underneath any pipelines.
Smoke Detectors can be used to detect the initial signs of component fires in data cabinets. Here, the best approach is to wire the smoke alarms directly into Vutlan environmental monitoring system, essentially extending the functionality of the environmental sensors to the smoke alarm.
A dry contact input is a voltage free contact that detects whether or not an input switch is open or closed. It can be can be easily adapted to third-party sensors and devices. Inside WebGUI you define what the open or closed condition means. Use dry contacts to monitor alarms such as cabinet door (open or closed), fire alarms, burglar alarms, and alarms on power systems such as UPSs.
A PING (Packet Internet Groper) virtual sensor verifies the connection to one or more remote hosts by sending a packet to a specified IP address, and then waiting for a reply. A PING tool is useful for determining whether a distant computer is successfully linked to the network, whether a particular IP address exists and is currently working, and for checking how fast a connection is. A PING utility can also be used for diagnosing IP network or router failures.
Vibration / shock sensors are used to detect and record tampering, moving, removal or installation of equipment inside racks, detect and record the level of vibration or shock inside rooms especially for sensitive equipment (e.g. hard disks). Vutlan shock sensors record the level of shock or vibration and can be possibly used for some types of rotating machines.