InfraGuard Environmental Management for Racks
It is not just about protecting data centre equipment from high temperatures but also making sure you are in control and aware as soon as environmental changes occur.
Data room monitoring and management has now become universal although matching the requirement to the facility is very dependent on the software and hardware functionality as well as its availability. To this end there is no doubt that standard off the shelf hardware and software is a proven way of keeping down data room costs.
The management software controls and monitors the most critical hardware and cabinet security aspects, it views the data room as an interconnected environment controlling and monitoring cabinet level aspects such as physical security, power, cooling, environmental and management services. There is also a high degree of flexibility in both the software and hardware allowing for large or small data rooms as well as future system expansion.
- Temperature & Humidity Sensor
- Smoke Detector
- Shock Sensor
- Water Sensor
- Door and Side Panel Alarms
- LED Lamp
- Plus, switching and monitoring of Power Distribution Units (PDUs)
The InfraGuard master box itself includes two large visual LED temperature monitoring windows.
A further two other temperature monitors are also available directly from each PDU (the values from which can be viewed either via the software or on the PDU LCD screen itself) giving a potential of 10 temperature and humidity sensors per cabinet.
One InfraGuard master box and IP address allows the connection (via cascade) to 15 InfraGuard slave boxes.
Free web based Graphic User Interface (GUI) management software (IGM-03) then allows up to 30 master box connections or control of 480 slave boxes. Under “One Box Two Cabinets” scenario environmental remote management up to 960 cabinets can be achieved giving flexible scalability.