Power Backup and UPS systems that I have questions about.
If you have ever worked with power backup systems you know just how
important it is to make sure you have the timelines clearly detailed.
A 5 minute shut down on a old Windows 2003 is going to need 15 minutes at times. So here's a few questions that I have and questions I've been asked.
- How do you determine the size of your UPS unit?
What UPS software do you use to monitor and control the shutdown of more than one system?
Have you setup a laptop as a monitoring and shutdown system?
What time schedule is best? (Monitor off x minutes, Sleep mode, x minutes, Force shutdown x minutes)
How do you control your network storage devices during a power shutdown?
What would be your priority of server processes to stop? How would you handle the task? (Not talking about a Hyper-V but a classical domain controller.) If you had to write a "KillScript" for processes you know are running and need shut down in a specific order.
What batteries have you used over the years?
- By the Amp rating?
- By measuring the actual current?
- Reading the manufacturers test lab report?
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