I'm buying an UPS for the new server. As always, money is short, so I need to buy one which is sufficient, but not needlessly overpowered. The server has a 900 W power supply, but the retailer says he doubts it would ever draw over 300 watts. I went out and bought an "energy meter" today, which can show the consumption, but now I need to test how much I can get it to use.
When starting up, the max usage was around 230 W. How can I test the max usage? Is there software with the only usage of making the computer work a lot? The server has a single Xeon W3565 (3.2 GHz) processor, 24 GB RAM and 6 SAS disks.