Servers have substantially increased their workload capacity over the years as an effect of a more digitalized way of living. With server capacity growing, so does the corresponding heat accumulation in data centers and server racks. There is little clear consensus of how heat as an environmental threat to server racks is mitigated. This study addresses how system administrators can address thermal threats to server racks through its own methodology and instrumentation; an approach based on heat mitigation standards and own experimentation. An own rack health indicator has been created. InteliRack facilitates its own calculation of a health metric for server racks. Based on principles of thermal segregation in terms server placement and temperature relationships in the rack. Various experimentation of technical and physical nature was implemented to manipulate server performance and analyze effects of realistic and unrealistic scenarios. Through experimentation and detailed data collection, the study has come to the conclusion that short term physical and technical manipulation of the rack does not interfere with heat behavior to a considerable extent. The project provides its own approach to create an health indicator for monitored racks based on heat convection principles and temperature data.