There was an outage at a remote site, what should I be checking for?
Posted on 2011-02-21
I had a power outage at our site in NY (I am in chicago) and the power is back up now and I am able to log into all the servers (there are 3, a domain controller, file server, and the phone server). But I cannot get into any of the workstations and I cannot call the facility.
I think that the workstations could use a reboot (I hope that is all it takes) and I put in a ticket with the phone company because I couldn't even call the fax line which obviously is a POTS line.\
So my question is what can I be checking out in the meantime (specific services on the server or whatever else)? I am trying to be proactive about this situation. I am trying to check all I can tonight so that way i can have a head start on troubleshooting if a reboot doesn't get the computers back working again.
Thanks in advance for the advice.