Graph Server Room Temperature, Humidity

MRTG, Sample Configuration File

Graph Critical Environmental Conditions

The IPDU-S2 Secure Remote Power Reboot Switch graphs data from its sensors using MRTG.

ENVIROMUX® Secure Remote Power Reboot Switch Graph Critical Environment Conditions with MRTG

IPDU-S2 (Front and Back)
Monitoring environmental conditions around servers, work stations or data centers helps prevent the damages caused to valuable equipment by environmental conditions like temperature, humidity, water leakage etc.

The Network Technologies Inc IPDU-S2 Secure Remote Power Reboot Switch monitors environmental conditions and notifies the administrator or staff via email, SNMP traps, web-page alerts etc. if a sensor goes out of range of a pre-configured limit.

Graphing using MRTG (Multi Router Traffic Grapher) provides a visual representation of the critical environmental conditions being monitored. MRTG generates HTML pages containing regularly updated PNG images providing graphical trending of time-series data. The graphs display daily, weekly, monthly and yearly statistics of the environmental conditions being monitored.

Sample Graphs

Internal Temperature: Daily Graph (5 Minute Average)
Internal Temperature: Daily Graph
Max   Average   Current
73.7 °F   71.1 °F   73.7 °F

Office Temperature: Weekly Graph (30 Minute Average)
Internal Temperature: Weekly Graph
Max   Average   Current
73.5 °F   71.6 °F   73.4 °F


Configure MRTG to graph environmental conditions using the IPDU-S2 Secure Remote Power Reboot Switch:

1) Install MRTG on your computer using the MRTG installation guide.

2) Configure the IPDU-S2 Secure Remote Power Reboot Switch to monitor the environmental conditions you want.

3) Create a MRTG configuration file that controls the graphs.

  • Note: Note: You can also edit the summary HTML file below to display data from the sensors you use:

4) Test run MRTG manually to ensure it is working properly.

5) Create a cron job to run MRTG on UNIX machines. Use a daemon on Windows.

6) Modify MRTG graphs.