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UPS Plan for my server environment

UPS Plan for my server environment

UPS Plan for my server environment


I am a novice systems admin, which has just inheritied a small server room.

This server room has NO power backup/protection.  NONE. NADA.

I need advice and/or direction in deploying a power solution to my environment.

I have calculated my total VA for all the devices in my server room.  (Voltage x Amps)  Do I purchase one big UPS, or split my devices among several smaller UPSes?

This is a racked environment, but I can also accomdate floor mounts as well.

Thanks to all!

RE: UPS Plan for my server environment

Visit one of the UPS selector pages that all of the top manufacturers have like APC, Tripp-Lite, etc... Put in you total VA load, rack-mount or tower, needed run-time, and needed redundancy. These sites will then give you some very good recommendations for UPS(s) and batteries. Keep in mind also to be aware of power distribution from the UPS(s), cooling, humidity/moisture, and ventilation issues as well.

I personally use APC products and even after using their selector page, I have never had any issue on talking to their support team to fine tune and see if I missed something. I'm sure the other manufacturers are just as willing to help.

RE: UPS Plan for my server environment

Thanks cajun, I'll do that.

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