NetDescribe USE CASE – Monitoring Server Racks

13. August 2020

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USE CASE: IT security - monitoring server cabinets - public institutions

The requirements of the customer:

  • Recording and evaluation of the measured values of 157 existing CMC systems which are used for monitoring the individual racks in the data center
  • Alarm when the threshold value is under or overshot; e.g. of power, voltage, load and temperature as well as in case of unauthorized door opening

The technical implementation by NetDescribe:

The measured values of the CMC systems are queried as splunk input via SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol). The queries take place in almost real time. Limiting factors are the CMC sensors, which technically do not allow a high query interval. Evaluation and alarming is done by splunk board devices. By visualizing the data center in a dashboard and the geographical representation of all server racks (from the building plan), the affected rack can be located immediately.

Image 1 (top): Overview of all hosts/sensors and listing of current alarms, e.g. power consumption is too high > critical + automatic mail to distribution list

Image 2 (top): Map view of all server rooms with current status from the server cabinets. Display: grey = no info / green = ok / yellow = warning / red = critical

Figure 3 (top): Detailed view of a special server cabinet with time history of all available sensors > temperature, power, current, voltage


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