The Humidity monitor uses SNMP communication to assess humidity levels in a specific area.
Administrators can use the monitor's ability to retrieve and analyze the response received from a humidity sensor to:
- Be notified when abnormal humidity conditions are detected
- Ensure that humidity levels in a specific area remain within safe operating limits
- Determine 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 manually.
The Humidity, Temperature, Battery and Fan monitors' 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 have been lowered from 300 seconds to 60 seconds between tests.
The test results display the humidity level response (in percentage) received from the humidity sensor.