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Low profile webserver? [closed]

I want to setup a low profile webserver, preferably using Ubuntu. It needs to run Apache, PHP, MediaWiki, and some SQL variant. Not intended for heavy work, it's just for internal usage. Also no media ...
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What is the lifespan of an typical UPS battery?

When using a uninterruptible power supply how long does it preserve the original capacity? Say I buy a UPS that holds the necessary load for 10 minutes - I don't want it to unexpectedly come into ...
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Daisy Chaining UPS Power Cable

I have a rackmount UPS. The UPS has a 6ft long 12AWG thick power cable that powers it from one of the server room's 20A wall plugs. The current orientation of the cabinets is not ideal. All but this ...
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Using more than 80% power on a circuit in a disaster scenario

We currently have two cabinets of equipment at our datacenter, and each cabinet is served by two 30A circuits. The facility is relatively new, and each circuit is (supposedly) redundant at the source. ...
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Maxing out both PDUs in a rack with redundant power

If I have a rack full of servers using redundant power supplies, and I'm keeping the amps at 80% (16A of 20A), isn't this still asking for trouble in the event of a power loss on one of the circuits? ...
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Power Usage via IPMI or BIOS or?

Is it possible to check the power usage of an entire machine via IPMI, BIOS, or any other option? I have done some searching but no results have came up yet. PDUs only show the total usage, so this ...
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Power Control Compartment?

I recently purchased an IBM enclosed, rolling rack that had a 6 drive server, huge battery backup, and this strange item called a "Power Control Compartment" I cannot find any good documentation ...
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Switching from 120v to 208v power

We are going to switch from 20 amp 120 volt to 20 amp 208 volt circuits in our colocation facility. I am new to dealing with anything other than standard 120v power, so I am unsure of some intricacies ...
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NVIDIA Tesla K20C in Dell PowerEdge R720xd — power cables

I am trying to put an NVIDIA Tesla K20C into a Dell PowerEdge R720xd. I'm having a bit of trouble understanding the power requirements of the card. First, here is a picture of two pages of the ...
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desperately need 110v from a 208v pdu [closed]

I'm in a bit of a pickle... We're moving a client's infrastructure to a colocation facility. We have redundant 208v/30amp PDUs. While installing today, we realized that the client had a small ...
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VMware ESXi shutdown triggered by APC UPS connected via USB

I am shipping a bunch of ESXi 5.1 servers to remote offices where they will be powered via APC UPS. I would like to have the UPS trigger a shutdown of the connected server - I would then rely on the ...
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How should mains power be conditioned for devices not protected by a UPS?

UPSes protect devices from more that just power outages. I've got a Schneider SURTA2200XL UPSes (manual here). It protects against all of the following: undervoltage (aka brownouts) overvoltage ...
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UPS unable to power the 1U server

1U rack server: http://ark.intel.com/products/67786/Intel-Server-System-R1304GL4DS9 Power backup: http://www.apc.com/products/resource/include/techspec_index.cfm?base_sku=BR1000G-IN When I try ...
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Source of PDU De-Rating?

In researching PDU's I have noticed most cite a derated current at the 80% level. For example, 30A is derated to 24A: Tripp Lite: Raritan: Does anyone have anything that shows what agency this ...
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iSCSI Datastores not found after Power Failure

I have an ESXi 5 host running 3 virtual servers. 1 of these servers uses a datastore via Software iSCSI on a separate piece of hardware. When the two hardware servers (storage and host) experience ...
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UPS for 30A service to server racks

Our server rack has two 208V 30A dedicated circuits running to it, each to a PDU mounted in the rack. Most of the equipment has redundant power supplies so one goes to each PDU. I'm not sure who had ...
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UPS and power strip interactions?

Sometimes I hear that you shouldn't plug (UPS brand X / any UPS) into (power strip brand X / any power strip) because of some interaction leading to poorly conditioned power, reduced battery life, ...
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Two APC Symmetra LX 16kVA into one common output?

We have 2x APC symmetra LX 16kVA units running at the moment and have read (in Eaton's documentation) that their UPSs can have a common synchronised output (based on input phase or set phase with a ...
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Rackspace - typical power for a server

I'm trying to get some rackspace and buy an appropriate server. I've got a quote for 1/4 cabinet which includes 0.5kw of power. How do I know how much power my server will use...(e.g. I've looked on ...
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PowerEdge 2850 RAID 0 Configuration - Drive not found

I have two 73GB 15,000RPM HDD in my PE2850 that I need to stripe as one logical drive so I can install MS SBS 2011 (which requires an 80GB volume minimum). I enabled RAID in the BIOS and paired the ...
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Error in AIX : 0516-040 : Unable to read the specified physical volume

Please provide me your valuable suggestions on the error beow in AIX. When I'm running the following command on the AIX server lsvg -l rootvg I'm getting this error: 0516-040 : Unable to read the ...
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Determining a laptop fleet's battery health

I'm trying to determine the battery status of my school's laptop fleet. I should be able to extract this using WMI (as per http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa394074(v=vs.85).aspx ) but the ...
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Can my cisco C220 run on 220v instead of 110v and if so, how do i change it?

We have both 220v and 110v power at our data center, but have more capacity left on the 220v circuit so i would like to put our new c220 server on it. What does it take to make this happen?
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Is there a solution against short power outages except UPS?

I encounter very short power outages quite often. Typically they last for just couple of seconds - perhaps the power grid maintenance staff just flips the switch to "Off" and then immediately to "On". ...
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power monitoring capabilities of ibm x3550 m4

I don't understand how monitoring of power consumption of x series servers is done with IBM AEM - I'm specifically interested in x3550 m4. The documentation on the servers does not really highlight ...
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Does the exact same load use the same amount of power on different processors?

Let's say that we have a set workload doing a set amount of work. If I have two identical servers, one equipped with a E5-2660 and one with a E5-2670 and otherwise identical hardware, will the total ...
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Best practices for power cabling racks in DC

With network cables it is easy. I use velcro-ties, coloured cables, 0U vertical cable organizers from APC on side of the rack -- easy and neat. However with power cables it was always giving me ...
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Server 2008 R2 - Allow UPS to wake computer?

I have a single Windows Server 2008 R2 box that's on a generic Geek Squad battery backup. (That purchase was not my choice.) It shuts down fine when the battery hits a critical level, but I can't seem ...
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What to look for when purchasing a power generator?

After an extended power failure that caused our UPS to run down and have issues coming back up once power was restored, I'm looking into getting a generator. What do I need to look at when specing a ...
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Does a Dell PowerEdge 1850 have a way to get Molex 4 pin power?

I have a PCI card that needs 4 pin power hooked up to it and wondering if there is a way to supply it inside this server.
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HP DL380G5 with APC SC1500 UPS — transfer time failure

I have 2 of these things: APC SmartUPS SC1500 (220v). My Proliant G5 DL380 PSUs seem to really hate them. This is what happens when UPS switches to battery (PSU2 is plugged into the SC1500): iLo IML ...
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Windows 2008 Server R2 turns itself off

I have a Windows 2008 R2 Server that switchs off on his own. and it does not look like a hardware problem since I can see in the log how all services are stopped and after: Log Name: System ...
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Understanding redundant power supplies

Im looking into the cost of putting a Cassandra cluster into a colo facility. Along these lines there would be 6-8 servers at the outset with expected growth over time. One option is just a series of ...
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Backup Power System for a Small Office: UPS, ATS, Generator etc

I'm trying to put together a backup power system for our office and I need some guidance. We frequently lose power for several hours at a time. I'm looking for a solution which would: Control ...
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How can i measure the power consumption of a PoE switch?

I have to measure the power consumption behavior of switches which are powered with PoE and which also provide energy to other devices. How can this be done? regards
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Powertop reports “Bad” “Runtime PM for PCI Device”

I've noticed that powertop utility reports "Bad" "Runtime PM for PCI Device" for several devices. Seems that powertop can fix the issue but it won't tell what exactly it does to fix it. What should I ...
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Powershell Hyper-V Remote?

Im basically wondering if this is possible, Essentially I have a Powershell 3.0 Script that creates a Hyper-V Server/VHD etc.. it works well but it's obviously defaulting to my local machine. What Im ...
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Redundant Power System integration

We currently have a stack of catalyst 3750's at the core of our network. We just purchased two new 3750's to split off our VMs and SAN onto their own switches and away from the stack. These two new ...
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hardware to monitor if power is available [closed]

Our server-cage is working on 3-phase power. I had this week this unpleasant surprise that one of 3 fuses went off. Can somebody advise me on some (simple) schematics that would allowed me to check ...
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HP ProLiant ML350 G6 powerup issue

My setup: HP ProLiant ML350 G6 (2x PSU/redundant) I present my issue in a few steps: Power cables disconnected (no power coming to server) Re-connect cables Press "Power button" -> I can see green ...
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Does the additional load on UPS in case of grid failure amount to 100%?

The scenario is as follows: Servers are equipped with two PSU's each. One of these is connected to the UPS, the other one directly to the power grid (bypassing the UPS). I would assume that since the ...
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How to measure server power consumption?

We have data center running more than 2000 servers. We are planning to shutdown the servers on a weekend for cost cutting purpose. How can we calculate which servers are consuming more power in the ...
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ipmitool - can't find /dev/ipmi0 or /dev/ipmidev/0

Based on a previous question, I installed ipmitool (yum install ipmitool). Even after a reboot, though, i get the following error when trying to run ipmitool power status: Could not open device at ...
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Monitoring redundant Power Supply on ASUS Z8NA-D6

I have a Windows 2008 Standard R2 server with a redundant power supply (2 modules, hot swap). The customer asked me to monitor the PSU because they can't hear it beeping. It's connected to an APC ...
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Virtual machine lost after power cut

We have just had a power issue and our ESX (ESXi 4.1.0) host lost power and then rebooted. All but one of the virtual servers have rebooted with no problem, however one of them refused to power up. I ...
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How to power a serial port under linux?

I got a serial to ethernet device connected to a Serial (COM) port on a Linux machine (debian etch), I connected it correctly but it did not power up, I suppose I need to power the device port, anyone ...
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Small Office server rack - power requirements

We're building an office for a small business, and the electrician is starting rough-in next week. I'm doing all of the low voltage wiring myself. We have electrician for 120V wiring.I have a ...
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Using Y power cables in a datacenter

I've always assumed that using Y cables from the PDU to redundant PSUs in the same server was totally acceptable practice, however I was recently speaking to someone that said that their colo wouldn't ...
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What happens with the Guest OS's on ESXi in the event of a power failure?

Many small businesses would prefer to let their server drop on power failure than to pay even $100 for a cheap UPS. It's often difficult to convince them of the value of something like that; it's why ...
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Does disabling a USB port stop power from being provided on pins 1/4?

This is hopefully a simple question. When you disable a USB port at the BIOS level, or if it is disabled by group policy/at the OS level, does it still provide the +5VDC power on pin 1? I ask because ...