UPS - Backup Battery

By wancona ·
I have three servers currently, one is a domain controller, one is a macintosh, and the other an xp "FileMaker" Server. I currently have one Back - UPS x5 1500. I'm not sure how to configure the UPS. It was already here when I took the job. I'm not even sure if it's strong enough to support all three servers. Also, sre you supposed to do more than just plug the power cords into the back, because I see what appears to be data connections also.

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by ThumbsUp2 In reply to UPS - Backup Battery
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1500VA sounds kinda wimpy for that...

by robo_dev In reply to UPS - Backup Battery

Typically you would use a 1500va unit for one box by itself. Go to the APC site and figure out the UPS sizing based on the wattage of each server power supply.

The data connections are so that the APC 'power chute' or similar application can communicate via USB or serial cable to each server. The app can gracefully shut down the server before the battery runs out, plus report the battery conditon as well as power events.

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Yes the data connection is there for a reason

by SynapsE_z In reply to UPS - Backup Battery

The battery should have come with software that can help you configure how you want the battery to handle a power outage and will even show you the load on it.

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