[rescue] ECC [was: Re: WOT: Ebay changes to IBM from Sun E10Kservers?]
kurt at k-huhn.com
Tue Jul 15 20:40:46 CDT 2003
On Monday, July 14, 2003, at 08:19 PM, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 10, 2003 at 03:29:07PM -0400, Kurt Huhn wrote:
>> I'm extremely intolerant of equipment that doesn't Just Work. For
>> these APC UPSs are getting tossed out the window the next time one of
>> decides to go into overload/imbalance because I *unplug* a system
>> from them.
>> Fucking things.
> Out of curiosity, which APC model? I've only ever had one develop a
> problem ... it overcharged a set of batteries to the point of
> them against the case walls. APC sent a truck to pick up the UPS for
> analysis and replaced the entire unit.
APC SmartUPS Pro 1100
They're otherwise a fine UPS for light duty. However, I do not trust
them in a datacenter environment. I bought one for myself for the
house and it powers my Octane, my iBook, and my P4 PeeCee (when it's
actually on) for a respectable amount of time. I also have one
connected to the audio rack (and TV) to protect them, it performs well
in this situation also.
When you stick a big-ass server with 4 power supplies on them though,
they tend to shit the bed - especially when all those drives start to
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