I am a developer that knows a bit about server config/admin. I took a job at a start up and I am now in charge of IT as well as development.
We have a Dell PowerEdge T610 running XenServer (free) with 3 WinServ08 R2 and I monitor the servers via XenCenter.
All is well, but I would like to know if the following are possible and where to find info:
Power outages - We have a backup unit APC xps1000 which seems to work well but how can I ensure that the VM's power down when it kicks on as well as turn back on when the power comes back? I live 1hr away so I cant make it in to start the servers.
Temperature - being in a start up, this server is in a closet :) it gets warm. Right now the server is running at 78 degrees. Usually does not get hotter than that. Are there tools that I can use to alert me of temperature?
Alerts - and with the 2 items above, can any of this email me? I dont logon to the servers that often to check. Like I said, I am a developer so most of my day is comprised of building and compiling.
Any help would be grateful.