Humidity monitor

The Humidity monitor uses SNMP communication to assess humidity levels in a specific area. Administrators can retrieve and analyze the response received from a humidity sensor to:

  • Determine the current humidity levels and detect abnormal humidity conditions
  • Ensure that humidity levels in a specific area remain within safe operating limits
  • Determine the current humidity levels

High humidity levels lead to condensation, which leads to corrosion. Low humidity can cause problems with excess static electricity. Addressing these issues in a timely manner ensures they will not impact critical servers or other network components.

The Humidity Monitor Wizard can help you test the parameters you enter along the way to make sure that the monitor works as expected when enabled to go live in a production environment. If you prefer greater control over the process, you can clone an existing humidity monitor and make any required configuration changes as needed.

The Humidity, Temperature, Battery, and Fan monitor default Delays Between Tests While: Up, Warn, Down and Lost settings are slightly different from those of other monitor types. Due to the high potential for disaster when abnormal conditions are detected, these default settings were lowered from 300 seconds to 60 seconds between tests.

Create a Humidity monitor

  1. Click Devices in the toolbar.
  2. Locate and click the targeted device you want to monitor.
  3. In the toolbar, click Add > Add New Monitor.
  4. In the Select Monitor page, click Humidity.
  5. Enter the details of the server you want to monitor.

    1. Enter the IP address or host name of the target server.
    2. Select the Use SNMP checkbox if the monitor will communicate with an SNMP-enabled network device.

      An SNMP Agent and the SNMP Service must be running on the monitored device for SNMP communications.

    3. Enter the UDP port number that the targeted resource responds on. Port 161 is the default port.
    4. Select the SNMP version used by the device. ipMonitor and the target device or server must use the same SNMP version.
    5. (Optional) Select a credential for monitoring. When selected, ipMonitor uses the credential account and password information to authenticate to the target machine and test the status.
  6. Click Next.

    ipMonitor scans for a list of available drive shares.

  7. Complete the wizard.

Test results

The test results display the humidity level response (in percentage) received from the humidity sensor.