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Disaster preparedness: 9 tips to help you in edge computing applications

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Here are 9 rackmount PDU and UPS tips to help IT professionals in edge computing applications and beyond. Everything breaks (eventually) and disasters are imminent, so take a moment to read these helpful disaster preparedness tips.

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Disaster preparedness: 9 tips to help you in edge computing applications

  1. 1. © 2018 Eaton. All rights reserved.. Disaster preparedness: 9 rack PDU and UPS tips to help you in edge computing applications
  2. 2. © 2018 Eaton. All rights reserved.. 2 Everything breaks (eventually) and disasters are imminent.
  3. 3. © 2018 Eaton. All rights reserved.. 3 Yes, you should make sure your UPS batteries are regularly checked and changed, but there’s more…
  4. 4. © 2018 Eaton. All rights reserved.. 4 1. Register your equipment • Helps expedite warranty claims • With online registration you can: • Create an inventory list of your power devices • Document serial numbers (you’ll need those for tech support!)
  5. 5. © 2018 Eaton. All rights reserved.. 5 2. Expedite warranty claims and battery replacement • Document battery replacement date for annual budget (typically every 3 years, but Eaton recommends no longer than every 4 years) • Document the part number of the UPS and the replacement battery pack(s)
  6. 6. © 2018 Eaton. All rights reserved.. 6 3. Add fault tolerance • Implement a redundant 2N UPS solution • Use an automatic transfer switch for a secondary power source • Install a maintenance bypass so you can swap out the UPS without dropping the load or powering down equipment DID SOMEONE SAY FAULT TOLERANCE?
  7. 7. © 2018 Eaton. All rights reserved.. 7 4. Eliminate loose power connections • Look for rackmount PDUs with receptacle grips • Prevent accidental disconnects I NEED TO DISCONNECT FROM THIS KEYBOARD!
  8. 8. © 2018 Eaton. All rights reserved.. 8 5. Add to network diagram • Don’t forget to add UPSs and PDUs to your network diagram • Free Visio stencils: www.visiocafe.com
  9. 9. © 2018 Eaton. All rights reserved.. 9 6. Set up monitoring • Set up power management software alerts • Set configurations and action policies to ensure automation of disaster avoidance plan
  10. 10. © 2018 Eaton. All rights reserved.. 10 7. Set policies for remediation • Create action policies to automate server power capping, load shedding and/or virtual machine (VM) migration should problems occur.
  11. 11. © 2018 Eaton. All rights reserved.. 11 8. Add a temperature and humidity probe • Heat and humidity are often the first signals of impending disaster SOME OF US LIKE IT HOT!
  12. 12. © 2018 Eaton. All rights reserved.. 12 IT 101: TURN IT OFF, TURN IT ON! 9. Reboot devices • Look for rack PDUs and UPSs that enable you to remotely reboot devices that have locked up
  13. 13. © 2018 Eaton. All rights reserved.. 13 Bonus tip • Make sure you’ve got your coffee maker backed up by a UPS • The only thing worse than an IT disaster is one without coffee
  14. 14. © 2018 Eaton. All rights reserved.. 14 Looking for more tips? • Check out our set of handbooks and guides: Eaton.com/handbooks
  15. 15. 15© 2018 Eaton. All rights reserved..

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