Nagios Conference 2011 - Arun Ramanathan - Environment Monitoring With Nagios

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Arun Ramanathans presentation on environmental monitoring with Nagios. The presentation was given during the Nagios World Conference North America held Sept 27-29th, 2011 in Saint Paul, MN. For more …

Arun Ramanathans presentation on environmental monitoring with Nagios. The presentation was given during the Nagios World Conference North America held Sept 27-29th, 2011 in Saint Paul, MN. For more information on the conference (including photos and videos), visit:

http://go.nagios.com/nwcna

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  • 1. Environment Monitoring with Nagios Arun Ramanathan Esensors Inc [email_address]
  • 2. Agenda
    • Environment Monitoring
      • Partial List of Sensors
      • Methods of Data Acquisition
    • Esensors Products
      • Websensor family
      • Power meter family
    • Application with Nagios
      • System Architecture
      • Applications
      • Advantages
      • Future Goals
    2011
  • 3. Environment Monitoring
  • 4. Partial List of Sensor 2011
    • Temperature
    • Humidity
    • Illumination
    • Electrical Energy
    • Air Quality /Gas
    • Level & Leak
    • Position/Proximity
    • Acoustic/Ultrasound
    • Pressure
    Frequently Used Moderately Used Rarely Used Application in a Corporate Environment ( IT Sector )
  • 5. Methods of Data Acquisition
    • Wired
      • Serial RS232
      • USB
      • Ethernet IEEE802.3 (10BaseT & 100BaseT)
    • Wireless
      • Subnetwork access protocol SNAP 433 MHz
      • ZigBee 802.15.4 standard
      • 6loWPAN
      • Bluetooth
      • Wi-Fi 802.11 standard
      • Cellular Network ( GSM/CDMA )
    2011
  • 6. Esensors Products
  • 7. Websensor Product Family 2011
    • Measured Parameters
    • Temperature
    • Humidity
    • Illumination
    • Add-on Modules
    • Thermistor
    • Battery Voltage
    • Contact Closure
    • Water Flooding
    EM08 & EM01b Websensor
  • 8. Power Meter Product Family 2011
    • Measured Parameters
    • Voltage
    • Current
    • True Power
    • Power Factor
    • Apparent Power
    • Reactive Power
    • Harmonic Power
    • Energy Consumption
    PM21 & PM31 Power meter
  • 9. Application with Nagios
  • 10. System Architecture 2011 Sensing Element Signal Conditioning Microcontroller Unit Ethernet / Wi-fi Module Hardware Architecture Ethernet Wi-fi ARP ICMP IP TCP UDP HTTP, SNMP, DHCP, SMTP Software Architecture HTTP Request HTTP Response Microcontroller Unit Nagios Server
  • 11. Applications 2011 Nagios Server PM21: Monitors Power to UPS EM08F:Monitors Office Room Humidity & Temperature EM01B: Monitors to Server Room Lighting, Temperature & Humidity PM21: Controls Office Lighting AQM: Monitors HVAC Ducts for CO2 / O2 ES11: Monitors Water Flooding
  • 12. Application – Simplified Plugin Execution 2011 Start Write To Socket Read Host Data, Time Read <Host IP> <Sensor> <Limits> Threshold Violation Process Data Status OK Send Alert YES NO Write To Socket Relay Control Turn Relay OFF Turn Relay ON Stop PM21 Plugin Architecture Path: /---/nagios/libexec/check_pm21
  • 13. Application – Config File Definitions 2011 define host{ use powermeter-host host_name powermeter1 alias powermeter1 address 192.168.1.107 contact_groups powermeter-admins } HOST Definition: /---/nagios/etc/ powermeters.cfg define service{ use powermeter-service hostgroup_name Powermeters service_description PM21 True Power check_command check_PM21_ptrue!100!500! 20!1000 } Service Definition & Thresholds: /---/nagios/etc/ powermeters.cfg define command{ command_name check_PM21_ptrue command_line $USER1$/check_pm21 $HOSTADDRESS$ A $ARG1$ $ARG2$ $ARG3$ $ARG4$ } Command Definition : /---/nagios/etc/ esensors.cfg
  • 14. Application – Nagios Host List 2011
  • 15. Advantages 2011
    • Integrates into your existing network & Nagios server
    • Extends the monitoring capability to Nagios
    • Helps maintain a healthy office environment
    • Prevents server crash due to external factors than cant be detected by the sensors in Computer
    • Monitors voltage fluctuation that can affect sensitive equipment
    • Optimize your organization’s energy demands
    • Enables Remote monitoring
  • 16. Future Goals 2011
    • Integration of HVAC, fire, security and other building services
    • Deploy Smart Sensors in corporate & home environment to optimize energy consumption
    • Monitor resource utilization and provide statistical data to improve budget management
  • 17. End www.eesensors.com