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Is there any where I can find in writing what the average temperature should be in a server room?

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by DKlippert In reply to temperature of a server r ...

MS Windows NT High Availability Deployment Guide
Implementing Systems for Reliability and Availability
Microsoft Consulting Services
Manufacturing and Engineering Practice
Chapter 1 - Introduction

"Cooling
Cooling is one of the most overlooked elements of a server. If the cooling fan should fail, the processor(s), hard drives or controller cards will overheat and fail. If when opening the chassis, the computer feels extremely warm, then you may have had a fan fail. Most servers havetwo or more fans to protect against this. Some servers also have thermal sensors to detect abnormal temperatures.

Another aspect of cooling is room temperature. A long rack of computers can generate a huge amount of heat. For this reason, almostall computer rooms have some form of cooling or air conditioning. When adding servers to a computer room, be careful to make sure you will not exceed the cooling capacity of the room. A good rule of thumb is that computers are rated for cooling at about 70? F. If the environment exceeds that temperature significantly, you could have problems."

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by DKlippert In reply to temperature of a server r ...

SQL Server
Chapter 14 - Data Center Availability: Facilities, Staffing, and Operations

"Temperature and Humidity Control
Computer equipment reliability is better in cool conditions ? 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 C) is reasonable for both equipment and people. While desktop computers and individual servers use fans to keep the CPU cool, fans do not provide enough cooling for a data center.

Small data centers often rely on the air conditioning in their building. Larger data centers have more equipment, producing more heat, and need a dedicated, redundant cooling system. Make sure emergency generators can power the cooling systems.

Humidity is also a concern for data centers. High humidity can lead to condensation on equipment. Very low humidity can lead to excess static electricity. Large fluctuations in humidity can cause circuit boards to expand and contract, damaging circuitry. A good target is 40?45 percent relative humidity."

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by it In reply to temperature of a server r ...

This helped me, but I need more information and had to contact Compaq directly and have them put the information in writing.
Thank you

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by adeshpcs In reply to temperature of a server r ...

Determining the temperature of a server room is heavily dependenton the following:

The number of servers in the room. The more servers (with redundant poer supplies) to the more heat will be dissipated

The number of network infrastructure (hubs, switches, etc.) in the room.This is same as above

The size of UPSes in the room. Again the larger the UPS the more heat will be Dissipated

The thickness of the walls. The thicker the walls the less heat will enter the room

The type of ceiling used (whether suspended etc.)

The location of the air condition unit/s. If air condition units are not located properly you will be Experiencing "hot spots" in the room

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by it In reply to temperature of a server r ...

Sorry, but this didn't help me. I needed the actually temperature the server room needs to be for the equipment to function at max. life. Thank you for your answer, however.

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