Peripheral UPS vs Central
Posted on 2007-08-04
Quick question (I hope) on centralized UPS versus peripheral. Currently, we are running mostly UPS-AVRs at the workstations and servers. Using Cyberpower. Just got burnt so many times with APC. But, that's another question altogether.
I have been reading up a bit on centralized UPS. It sounds like in the end it may be a better solution. But, of course, given that the network was put in after the building and electrical, it may not be that easy to have all power to each client coming back to a central point. I do have a good electrician who will do things inexpensively for me.
Any ideas would be helpful.
Oh, and a quick question since we are on UPS. I hope you don't mind. I can run a whole different question if that's the rule or contact Cyberpower which I may do anyway. But, I have a CPS1500 AVR for my server, and is working great for delivering clean power to the server. But when I use the UPS to protect the Ethernet cables, the server doesn't "see" the network. I have set it up correctly and, obviously, switch the cables just in case they were labeled wrong. The software is installed and the software is working.
Thanks for the help. Sorry for the second question. Please ignore it if it is not kosher.