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Server room temperatures

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by OceanPacific, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. OceanPacific

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    My boss is out for the week so im making you all my honorary consultants!

    That said, ive just installed a Sensatronics IT Temperature monitor, so we can know what the temperature is in all of our server rooms from one central location via the web interface.

    Where do you think the best place to take a temp reading in my server room would be? Right now I have it placed on about the middle of the rack in between my cluster IBM servers, and its saying im at about 72(Sorry I forgot this is an english site, its reading 72 degrees Fahrenheit, which is about 23 Celsius.)

    Any thoughts?
     
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  2. OceanPacific

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    I guess no one has any idea?
     
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  3. hbroomhall

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    Er - give people a chance! :biggrin We can't all be on 24/7...

    Does this room have Aircon? The temperature seems very slightly high.

    I did a little google and came up with this page which seems to agree with my gut feel!

    Harry.
     
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  4. Sparky
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    How are the racks setup? I take it the backs have been taken off to allow the hot air to flow out the servers?

    Also do you have any monitoring on the server temps? The air con might work ok but it wont help if a fan fails in one of the servers. 8)
     
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  5. OceanPacific

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    Well, according to that site my Ambient temperature is right around the money. At the moment of writing im pulling 72.2 degrees ferenheit. But you have to consider placement of the sensor as well, I have it right between my two 2U cluster servers. There is going to be heat in that particular spot.
     
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  6. hbroomhall

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    I'd invest in a cheap max/min thermometer and move it around the room to see if there are any hot-spots. And I'd tend to leave the remote sensor in one of the hotter areas - as that will alarm earlier if things get over-hot.

    Harry.
     
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  7. OceanPacific

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    The racks are open, 7ft high aluminum racks. There is plenty of airflow.
     
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  8. NightWalker

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    Sounds good to me, you don’t want to sample the room temp too far away from the servers, or in the exhaust flow. In the front of a rack or as you have setup, between two servers would be ideal.
     
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  9. greenbrucelee
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    right in the middle. the temp in the server room at work is 20 degrees C
     
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  10. OceanPacific

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    Here is the picture, I hope it dosent blow it up to big.

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    the sensor is right there in the middle, the white dot looking thing.
     
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  11. NightWalker

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    There is some very neat cable work there, a sign of a good administrator. That temp sensor is spot on, you are getting an accurate reading of the air being taken into the servers, after all that’s the very same air that will carry the heat out the back.
     
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  12. OceanPacific

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    Why thank you! My boss and I both are METICULOUS with cable management. And this is my server room (hes in corporate, I work the satellite offices) so I very much appreciate the compliment!:D
     
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