We are setting up a small 9U server cabinet in our office to house a single server along with a switch, UPS and some other miscellaneous components.
When the two fans are powered on at the top of the cabinet, the noise level is quite high.
since we only have a single low end server, we were hoping to not run the fans during normal business hours and then have them turn on automatically on a timed basis.
It seems that appliance times such as the ones folks use to have house lights turn on while they are on vacation might do the trick.
However, I wanted to post here to ask if anyone knew of a more elegant solution for our needs.
Ideally, we would like to have the fans turn on every 8 hours for so and run for about 2 hours and then shut down.
Are there any devices out there made for this kind of use? Or, can a UPS be programmed to dynamically shut off power to one of its power outlets?