Also common is how often the heat mounts in these rooms that were never designed to house heat generating equipment. In an old school district I became acquainted with, they kept the small windowless room setup with a standing fan, the kind you buy at Walmart, to pump air into the heated room housing over $500,000 in equipment. When I first saw it, I had to laugh and ask one assistant superintendent, "Why do you have this much equipment stored in a room with inadequate air conditioning and fire sprinklers in the ceiling?" The cost for fire suppression, a new building ($1M), would give any assistant superintendent of finance pause. The alternative, however, would have been much worse.
While that process was put in place (it took me 3 years of talk, careful plans and budget), I found myself looking around for a quick way to gauge temperatures in far flung WAN/LAN rooms.
This topic is the subject of one of my blog entries at TCEA TechNotes, Heat Sensitive: Server Room Temperature Gauges.
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