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    New UPS solution needed...your recommendations please guys and gals...

    Finally getting around to replacing the 6 year old crappy belkin workstation UPS's that are daisy chained and providing half a second of power in a failure to all servers!!!!! I should have done it sooner I know, but the £800 bill from an exchange recovery expert has prompted me (the hazards of rural existance).

    Looking for a rackmount solution ideally. To serve 6 servers ranging from quad core to single CPUs and a good few hard disks. I am working on juice consumption so can come back with figures if needed.

    Would like some recomendations really. They would need to be 'intelligent' and know when to shut themselves down in the event of sustained power outage.

    Thanks in advance,

    Ben

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    apc for me got a 5000va unit for mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    apc for me got a 5000va unit for mine.
    What is that powering in the event of failure? Cheers...

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    I've got 2 APC Racmount 5kVA UPS's - one powers all network related servers (roughly 8 of them) and the other powers the core switch and our phone server - for a long time.

    I'll get about 10 minutes at most from the server one, and about 2 hours from the other.

    The servers are a selection of dual chipped, quad core devices, down to dual chipped dual core devices.

    Both have network cards so can shut down servers safely.

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    You both have this one?

    APC Smart-UPS 5000VA 230V Rackmount/Tower

    Out of interest, how does the one NIC shutdown all of the severs? Do you install an app that listens for the cry of failing power that intiates shutdown procedure?

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    We use the APC 3000 Rackmount, one for each server. They do the job well and are very good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben_Stanton View Post
    You both have this one?

    APC Smart-UPS 5000VA 230V Rackmount/Tower

    Out of interest, how does the one NIC shutdown all of the severs? Do you install an app that listens for the cry of failing power that intiates shutdown procedure?
    I have a slightly older version of that, yes.

    And yes, you install an agent on the servers, and set it all up with your shutdown thresholds. So when the UPS loses power, it tells the servers.

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    mine powers 7 servers of all sorts. Single, dual & triple redundant psu's using apcupsd. Don't forget switch too.

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    Super duper. Thanks guys - the 5000VA sounds like the beast for the job

    Muchos thankos

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    5kVA APC here too. If you go to the apc website and use the UPS Selector tool you can find out how much run time you'll get for your mix of servers etc.

    BTW are your existing UPSs really 'daisy chained'? All that does is introduce multiple points of potential failure; you won't get any longer run time.

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    Sorry, not strictly 'daisy chained'. Any with a redundant PSU has one in one UPS and the other in the other, but then they are plugged in alternatively. I'm sure I worked it out as best can be at the time anyway.

    Ben

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    Hi Ben_Stanton

    If you would like a quote on any APC equipment then please get in touch. We can secure a discount on the standard price for you and will be able to offer you extremely competitive pricing. You can also find us on the APC website as one of their preferred resellers. Check it out here


    Many thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben_Stanton View Post
    Sorry, not strictly 'daisy chained'. Any with a redundant PSU has one in one UPS and the other in the other, but then they are plugged in alternatively. I'm sure I worked it out as best can be at the time anyway.

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    Hiya Ben,

    Be sure to give us a shout if you would like a quote on any APC equipment , we have many in stock available with FREE delivery and will beat any other resellers price for you,
    Last edited by CPLTD; 6th August 2009 at 03:48 PM.

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    I have one 5000va a couple of 2200 and 3000 ones

    The good thing about the 3000/2200 is that they can be plugged into normal sockets (or could last time I got them). The 5000 is high capacity but hardwired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMcCoy View Post
    I have one 5000va a couple of 2200 and 3000 ones

    The good thing about the 3000/2200 is that they can be plugged into normal sockets (or could last time I got them). The 5000 is high capacity but hardwired.
    Only costs a couple of hundred quid to get a dedicated 16A circuit set up, with 16A plugs etc... (Or, it did for us).



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