OK lets see a show of hands, who had to Google UPS (uninteruptable power supply) and SLA (service lease agreement) like I did? I din't even know uninteruptable was a word!
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I saw the word "Cloud" and my mind went straight to the Philadelphia Cream Cheese Commercials. You guys are amateurs.OK lets see a show of hands, who had to Google UPS (uninteruptable power supply) and SLA (service lease agreement) like I did? I din't even know uninteruptable was a word!
If only our wives thought that way about our machines.I have zero idea what a UPS battery is nor do I want to ask, but if we needs one we needs one. I chipped in but I’m really better off not knowing why UPS is in the battery business
Ironically enough we have had several critical failures on the ship that were directly related to the UPS failing and interrupting the power to the bridge equipment ....odd that the "protection" was the cause of the failure
No wife happy life?If only our wives thought that way about our machines.
Yeah, testing this is how I found out the batteries I have on hand weren't any good, I pulled the plug to switch to "on battery" and 80% of the batteries started bulging, burning, and letting the smoke out. Admittedly, there are about 25 better ways to test, but that was the fastest test result I've seen in a long while.Huge business in servicing those. Battery testing, generator testing , battery servicing and replacing cells, board upgrades.
Haha, true of businesses for sure, not hobbyists though, there it's more like riding out equipment that was already ridden out. hahaThe equipment in these cases is likely leased, or bought/depreciated/replaced on a 3-5 year cycle. You rarely ride out equipment
I'm covered on this end of things, I have functionally a poor-man's data center cobbled together with auction purchases and consumer hardware. Redundancy at every level, running a mix of RAID for host root partitions, and CEPH (Their promo video) for everything else. --> Marketing is awesome, but I could've made a good IT, haha.If I were setting up a cluster of servers, I'd probably put a plan in to replace the equipment every 3-5, have a data backup/recover strategy (which you need to practice) etc. Depending on your server setup, disk mirroring/RAID setup should be considered. Enterprise grade servers typically come with redundant power supplies/network cards so if one fails, the other kicks in.
Jokes aside, I wish it was easier to find old-ish servers, it seems like they must be sent to recycling, instead of hitting the used market.
This makes me sad. hahaBang on -- we pay people to truck it away. ... then the privacy laws tightened up, and now you need to destroy the hard drives and prove it was done. I just tossed 3 Dell PowerEdge servers at the landfill this summer.