dhicks (28th May 2013)
Well you can run at the upper range (Google runs at 26.7C/80F) however you need to be sure you can recover from an A/C failure fast (or have redundancy). Otherwise run cooler and have a little more wiggle room.
dhicks (28th May 2013)
We use the built in tools within iDrac that comes free as far as I know with most Dell servers. Was looking at it today to double check but it tells you intake air temperature as well as a load of other information and will send you alerts via whatever method you have setup I.e email. It also goes back along time historically so you can check patterns etc. built in power consumption stats look pretty cool as well, our servers are using on average 130 watts of a possible 800 watt.
Found a solution for £7.99
PC Laptop USB Powered Thermometer Temperature Sensor Data Recorder Mini #489 UK | eBay
It's currently running on a W7 machine that was in our server room and it sends email alerts to both our internal and external email addresses. Yes, I know this wont happen if the power goes off etc, but for our needs this is exactly what we need.
Also now have the data outputting to a webpage for live info, not bad for £8!
We use The Climate as well, its good.
Whenever we had a power cut at school (we get quite a few!) the air con went off and didn't come back on, so the tempreature just went up and up hence the climate monitor. The monitor is on one of the UPS, so it keeps going even when there is a power outage.
Since then, I have managed to get our air con engineer to re-program our air con unit so that it reverts to 'last-known state' (i.e. power on) when the mains power is restored and so as soon as the power comes back on the air con wakes up
The aircon engineer told me that most aircon units are capable of that, but he did download a software (firmware?) update for ours when he sorted it out, so may be worth asking your engineer next time they come to service the unit.
Anyone know if these two products are the same thing please?
CM-2, The Original Climate Monitor::Climate Monitors::The Climate
RSE2X16 - Climate Monitor | Geist Global
(the images look almost identical, apart from the branding)
EDIT: For those who are using "The Climate", does the web interface look the same as this demo of the Geist product ??
Last edited by kearton; 10th June 2014 at 05:39 PM.
We have a CM2 here and the interface is very similar, my guess would be the hardware is the same, just running their own code. Can't fault the device at the moment, just be careful when ordering external sensors, some plug straight in, others need additional adapters.
kearton (10th June 2014)
Any chance of a screenshot of your Climate interface for comparison please?
kearton (11th June 2014)
I've just spoken to Geist and was told that the SMS Gateway was not available in the UK (which isn't mentioned in the documentation).
As "The Climate" is almost identical, does anyone using this have the SMS functionality working please?
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