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    It could only happen on a weekend

    I woke up very early this morning to the sound of my phone buzzing. Loads of emails from our server room CliMate monitor with high temperature alarms, followed shortly after by lots more from our HP SAN saying the same thing. Slightly concerned, I phoned my colleague the Property Manager who I knew was in work and asked him to poke his head in the server room. Turns out both the AC units had tripped out and despite restarting them, they were blowing out warm air.

    The CliMate had recorded a maximum temp inside the cabs of 49.6 degrees! So now the server room doors and windows are open and will have to remain so until we get a portable unit tomorrow.

    This sort of thing only happens on weekends right?

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    This is why I argued against such alarms. Too expensive.......

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    this is what is otherwise known as s**ds law :-)

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    Just out of curiosity what temperature would it have to be to start considering switching kit off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam_Brown View Post
    Just out of curiosity what temperature would it have to be to start considering switching kit off?

    When the centre starts to go gooey

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    About 40DegC

    You'll want to check the state of the batteries in the SAN. Mine went all bulgey when we had heat issues.

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    Wow that's bad, hope all your equipment is OK

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    Could be worse, a few of my customers have been hit by the flash floods where too much water ended up on roofs and brought down a few ceilings, luckily none of my equipment has been damaged as far as I am aware!

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    At least you didn't have gas in your server room

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    49.6? Amateur.
    Came in one morning, took a look at the monitoring screens above my desk to see half our kit was registering 'Offline' and the server room temp was above 60! Ambient! Outside the cabinets!.. That was scary

    Not that it's a competition or anything lol. I hope nothing was damaged! (Or if it was, I hope you're getting paid overtime to fix it )

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    No damage done fortunately and we now have one unit up and running again 😄

    The engineers we've had in suspect leaks in both units which will be very annoying as they were both replaced 3 years ago.. Because they were leaking :-/

    And I don't get paid overtime...

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    It could only happen on a weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by Sam_Brown View Post
    Just out of curiosity what temperature would it have to be to start considering switching kit off?
    Some of our kit has an upper operating limit of 50C but they don't say what happens after that point. I suspect it is something along the lines of an invalidated warranty!

    Edit - our Overland Neo autoloader had shut itself down
    Last edited by truebluesteve; 22nd July 2014 at 11:00 PM.

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    Reading up on it It looks like most Intel Processors shut themselves down when they reach a certain temperature anyway although what that temperature is seems to differ from source to source.



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