Temperature wizard

The following example illustrates the configuration process for creating a temperature monitor to communicate with an APC SmartSlot environment sensor.

Step 1: Specify the location of the device

  1. Log in to ipMonitor.
  2. Click Monitors > Add Monitor.
  3. Select the Temperature monitor from the Resource Based category.

Step 2: Select interface and monitoring thresholds

Communication type

Using Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), the monitor can perform a lightweight transaction to communicate with SNMP-enabled network devices. Select the Management Information Base (MIB) that ipMonitor will use to connect to the specified environment sensor.

MIB Description

SNMP

(American Power Conversion)

The PowerNetMIN is specific to American Power Conversion (APC) Corporation.

This option is recommended for administrators who want to monitor temperature levels detected by an APC environment sensor.

SNMP (Dell)

The Dell Environment Monitoring MIB is specific to Dell Corporation.

This option is recommended for administrators who want to monitor temperature levels detected by a Dell environment sensor.

SNMP (IBM)

TGhe IBM MIB is specific to IBM Corporation.

This option is recommended for administrators who want to monitor temperature levels detected by an IBM environment sensor.

SNMP (Hewlett Packard)

The Hewlett Packard MIB is specific to Hewlett Packard Corporation.

This option is recommended for administrators who want to monitor temperature levels detected by a Hewlett Packard environment sensor.

SNMP (Netbotz)

The NetBotz BotzWare MIB is specific to NetBotz Corporation.

This option is recommended for administrators who want to monitor temperature levels detected by a NetBotz environment sensor.

SNMP (Powerware)

The XUPS MIB is specific to PowerWaze Corporation.

This option is recommended for administrators who want to monitor temperature levels detected by a PowerWare environment sensor.

SNMP (Sensatronics)

The Sensatronics MIB is specific to Sensatronics LLC.

This option is recommended for administrators who want to monitor temperature levels detected by a Sensatronics environment sensor

SNMP (Tripp Lite)

The Trip Lite MIB is specific to Tripp Lite Corporation.

This option is recommended for administrators who want to monitor temperature levels detected by a Tripp Lite environment sensor.

SNMP (RFC 1628) The RFC 1628 MIB (also known as the UPS MIB) defines objects for managing various uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems and the environment sensors they support.

Temperature sensor

Select the desired temperature sensor to monitor from the list.

Temperature unit

Select whether to view the temperature retrieved by the monitor in either Fahrenheit or Celsius format.

Although it can be changed on a per-monitor basis, this field displays the temperature unit selected within Server Settings. By default, temperature data is displayed by Fahrenheit. Changing the format from Fahrenheit to Celsius or Celsius to Fahrenheit automatically converts the existing minimum and maximum temperature values to the correct number.

Minimum temperature

Enter the low temperature threshold value that causes the temperature monitor test to fail. By default, the minimum temperature threshold is set to 32 degrees Fahrenheit.

Maximum temperature

Enter the high temperature threshold value that causes the Temperature monitor test to fail. By default, the maximum temperature threshold is set to 113 degrees Fahrenheit.

You need to adjust the default value based on the type of temperature sensor and the type of environment being monitored.

Step 3: Create the new temperature monitor

Enter a descriptive name for the new monitor.