The availability of UPS systems, including the batteries should be regularly inspected. Existing emergency diesel should also be maintained (including fuel supply).
Especially older battery packs of UPS Systems make the necessary backup times quickly to a non-calculable risk. The consequences can be devastating.
At regular intervals, Server systems and network equipment is replaced or newly purchased. In many companies the necessary autonomy of the UPS system is not adapted to the new requirements.
In worst case, the available battery life of the UPS system is reduced significantly - the risk of system crashes and possible data loss increases.
Unless you have up to now no NMS in action, please have a look on the proven securityProbe series. Here is a Nagios Monitoring System is already included and can be activated on demand.
Each AKCP securityProbe has 8 ports for SNMP-enabled environmental sensors, one single-port monitoring temperature and humidity sensor (AK-THS00) is already included to monitor key environmental media (temperature, relative humidity) and ambient conditions in your server room, data center and production area.
In case of power supply of your UPS systems, the securityProbe alarm server could provide a fully automatic shutdown signal to your installed Windows and Linux Server systems.
A reliable shutdown of your server systems could be initiated before the maximum backup time of your UPS has been reached. Data loss, hardware damage of your mission-critical server systems will effectively prevented. Should your network connection ever fail, the securityProbe could alert security staff with the optional GSM / GPRS modem DD SI-GSM, available in Didactum`s online store.
As part of securityProbe´s integrated escalation management, IT contingency plans are holistically represented. An integrated alarm card / mapping module enables rapid localization of problem spots in your data center / server room / facility.
If your UPS is SNMP-capable, the necessary SNMP traps will be send directly to the securityProbe.
If your UPS does not provide an SNMP card, the UPS system is connected to the securityProbe via dry contact. If you want to monitor multiple UPS systems via dry contacts, Didactum® recommends a securityProbe-5E including e-opto16 expansion unit or the security-X20/X60 remote monitoring appliances with 20 or 60 dry contacts. Furthermore you could attach via dry contacts air conditioning and ventilation system, telephone systems, fire alarm systems or door contacts. These HVAC systems could be easily integrated into the TCP/IP-based securityProbe-X20/X60 alarm server systems.
If you have any questions about the network monitoring of UPS systems with sensorProbe or securityProbe alarm reporting systems, please contact our highly trained monitoring team.
AKCP securityProbe 5ES
Compatible with all of the AKCess Pro range of Intelligent Sensors it provides a complete environmental, access control and security monitoring solution. The AKCP securityProbe 5E Standard has a Linux Operating System running an iMX25 CPU.