Control data centers with the Site Environment Monitoring Module
The NNM Site Environment Monitoring and Control module provides the essential data related to the monitoring and controlling of multiple power sources at data centers.
As part of network management, network owners are required to prepare a specially controlled environment in which the data center is placed, as well as a steady source of power to ensure that the equipment will continue functioning smoothly even when there is power outage. The environment that allows for optimum network performance must adhere to certain standards, such as an average temperature of 25 degrees Celsius, humidity control in the data center room, maintaining fuel levels for power generators in the event of a power cut, and ensuring proper water levels in the sprinkler system in case of fire, to name a few. These details may seem minor, but they are incredibly important for the longevity of the network equipment as well as the stability and safety of the network. What most network administrators face is a lack of data of the aforementioned requirements, as well as the capability to utilize the information to analyze the sources of the problems with the data center.
NNM Site Environment Monitoring can provide the essential data relates to monitor and control multiple power sources at the sites such as the electrical system, fuel levels of power generators, temperature, humidity levels, air flow, IP cameras, and sensory devices controlling entry into the data center by complying and summarizing all the data onto a dashboard information display with a map of all equipment and locations of the data centers. The dashboard display also shows the temperature levels and humidity levels by date and month, allowing administrators to effectively manage the air conditioning, lighting systems and temperature control as well as history logs, so that problems can be detected and fixed quickly.
In the case of IP cameras, when IP cameras show an unauthorized person is attempting to enter the data center, the administrators can remotely shut down the system and alert security personnel immediately. These can be helpful and protects data center security especially in unmanned location sites.
Key Advantages of Site Monitoring
We designed and developed the Site Environment Monitoring and Control Module to give network administrators real-time analysis of any changes or abnormalities that occur within the data center room. Any problems will trigger automatic alerts via e-mail and SMS, as well as the activation of a siren system installed at the data center. The module is also able to generate data reports and history logs.
With this site monitoring tool, network managers can monitor and centrally control the environment of the data center in all aspects, and remotely fix problems without having to send a technician to physically check the facility. This is especially convenient for organizations with several data centers situated in multiple locations. In today’s increasingly advanced IT world, having remote access to your network and being able to fix problems swiftly are vital.
Key Features of Site Monitoring
Netka collaborated with manufacturers of Environment Censoring hardware to contain all relevant information from the data center’s utility system equipment within one piece of equipment. The information is then sent to Netka’s Site Environment Monitoring and Control Module, which processes and utilizes all the collected data to control the environment of the facility, and prevents unauthorized persons from entering the data center. The essential data relates to the electrical system that connects to the battery, the field panel, AC/DC power, and the fuel levels of power generators in the event of a power outage, for example. Other information includes temperature, humidity levels, air flow, IP cameras, and sensory devices controlling entry into the data center. Netka’s software compiles and summarizes all the data onto a dashboard information display with a map of all equipment and locations of the data centers, so that problems can be detected and fixed quickly. The dashboard display also shows the temperature levels and humidity levels by date and month, allowing administrators to effectively manage the air conditioning, lighting systems and temperature control. History logs of all entries into the data center are also extremely useful. When IP cameras show an unauthorized person is attempting to enter the data center, the administrators can remotely shut down the system and alert security personnel immediately.
- Environment sensor monitoring such as temperature, humidity, water level, fuel amount, smoke, air flow, HVAC, pressure, fingerprints, proximity/RFID card reader, dry contact status.
- Environment controls such as relays, sirens and doors
- AC/DC battery power, current, consumption monitoring
- Alerts and alarms by sound, screen, Syslog, SNMP-Trap
- IP camera monitoring, capturing, pan/tilt/zoom.
- Remote monitoring and console to device with standard serial port RS-232
- Web-Based Graphical User Interface
- Analyze and identify abnormal behavior
- Graphical monitoring displaying, mapping, reporting, exporting capabilities