Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#2667 new change

Install server-room UPS and setup monitoring software

Reported by: fred Assignee: fred
Priority: P3 Milestone:
Module: Office-IT Keywords:
Cc: matze Blocked By: #2929
Blocking: Platform: Unknown
Ready: yes Confidential: no
Tester: Unknown Verified working: no
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We want to protect the servers and network equipment in the server room from power failures.

What to change

  1. Install UPS hardware, connect power cords to all equipment
  2. Connect the UPS's monitoring network port to secure subnet switch
  3. Install control software on xen1 to automatically shutdown all VMs and itself when the UPS battery runs out of power
  4. Include the UPS power state in a (new?) Office-IT monitoring system (Nagios/Check_MK/Spiceworks?)

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by fred

  • Owner set to fred
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  • Tester set to Unknown

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by fred

Completed steps 1. + 2. last night.

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by fred

For step 3 I installed the nut package included in Ubuntu and configured it to use the netxml-ups driver to talk to the UPS network card.
To complete this step, the shutdown procedure must be tested during an announced maintenance window outside of business hours.

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by fred

  • Blocked By 2929 added

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by fred

Shutdown procedure has been succesfully tested (see for details).

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