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, ...
I have a couple of networking components in my rack that take giant AC adapters ("power bricks") that don't fit neatly into my rackmount PDU. I have one "thingy" that is shown below, and I need to ...
Over the years, I've had to throw away a quite a few bits of computing equipment (and the like): Several ADSL routers with odd symptoms (losing wireless connections, losing wired connections, DHCP ...
When either selecting a data center as a co-location facility or designing a new one from scratch, what would your ideal specification be? Fundamentally, diversified power sources, multiple ISPs, ...
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 ...
I have several Linux servers connected to APC UPSs. They are connected to the UPS via USB and configured to shutdown if the UPS sends a signal that mains power has been lost and has not returned after ...
Good morning; We've been having intermittent power supplies failures in our data center that have been preliminarily attributed to "zinc whiskers". I'm just starting to read about them (I just ...
I have a difficult time calculating the power draw of our upcoming server (Dell R710) and what that means in terms of how a data center will calculate power costs. Hopefully you can help shine some ...
I'm trying to use the 'thread making screw' to ground my Dell PDU to the Rack, however the metal on the rack is impossibly hard. Is this even required? The included screws don't even seem "thread ...
I have a file server that was recently relocated in a transoceanic move. It isn't under warranty, as it was a custom-built in-house tower. When I hooked everything up and tried to boot it, the system ...
Is there a solution for powering a machine back on after power loss once the power is back on? I could use wake-on-lan, but if there is a solution (software or hardware) to automatically power-up once ...
I'm a bit new to the power calculations for electricity at a colocation facility. I have 2 HP DL580s that are pretty maxed out and this is what the HP power calculators gave me for each server. Total ...