APC UPS

Hi EEs,

I have a small server room in which I have 3 racks with some servers, now for backup I am planing to have one APC UPS (APC Smart-UPS RT 10000VA 230V)

For connecting 3 racks with this UPS, we have been advised to put one Input Circuit Breaker 63 A 2 Pole / 4Poleoutput cirucuit Breaker 63A-2Pole, which they will put inside the DB, will be hanged near UPS,

Now Just wanted to have some advice:-

* Does this DB is required to get all connection?
* is there any Audit & security issue/concern if I keep this DB inside the server room near UPS?
* As we have the FM200 fire fighting system, should we keep the whole system inside the server room (including its cylinders) or we can just keep the smoke detector not the controller, cylinders etc.)

Here need your kind advice...

Thanks in advance...
dxbdxb2009Asked:
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Tony GiangrecoCommented:
First, I'd use a larger UPS. I use APC for all clients and that brand is great. Check the power supplies in each server and see what they use. The servers we install all have redundant power supplies. We have five dell servers and use an APC 2200XL with an additional battery pack. It provides 30 minutes of run time and we use Business version of Powerchute to shutdown the servers before the battery runs low.

We run a dedicated 30 amp circuit to the UPS and have never had a problem.
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dxbdxb2009Author Commented:
Thanks for your reply,

but my quires is as below;

* Does this DB is required to get all connection?
* is there any Audit & security issue/concern if I keep this DB inside the server room near UPS?
* As we have the FM200 fire fighting system, should we keep the whole system inside the server room (including its cylinders) or we can just keep the smoke detector not the controller, cylinders etc.)

awaiting for your prompt reply,

thanks in advance..
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Tony GiangrecoCommented:
What DB are you referring to?

I would put the FM200 system in it's own secured room.
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dxbdxb2009Author Commented:
Electric DB is enclosed here with..
Can I FM200 in the near by server room which is also secure?
Also is it mandatory to keep the whole FM200 system in server room or it can be kept outside?
pls advice...
DB.jpg
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Tony GiangrecoCommented:
That looks like a panel box or control box for your fire control system. I've seen those in different rooms of office building. I don't know what that has to do with the servers. I thought you were referring to a database of information that would be stored on the server. if DB doesn't refer to a database, then what does it refer to?
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dxbdxb2009Author Commented:
Here we go.. DB : electrical distribution board
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dxbdxb2009Author Commented:
any advice/suggestion plsss...
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Tony GiangrecoCommented:
You should check with your city and fire dept on the building code for placement of the DB. Some towns require it be placed inside a front entrance of the building for the Fire Dept's access, other may have other requirements.

From a functionality standpoint, it can be placed anywhere it's secure.
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dxbdxb2009Author Commented:
thanks for your comments,

you are correct...but here we basically don't have to check with fire department,

its up to us or me... in both reasons...either i keep inside or outside...I have to give the justification/reasons to keep inside the server room or outside the server room...

any you pls help me in this ...why it should be inside OR outside...

thanks in advance...
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Tony GiangrecoCommented:
If you are the only one that needs access to it and you want to keep it in a secure room, then placing it in the server room should not be a problem. just make sure it's not located right next to a server.

Anything else?
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dxbdxb2009Author Commented:
thanks for ur reply...one last query to finish...

is there is possibility that it could be a Audit concern?

pls advice...
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Tony GiangrecoCommented:
Sure, there is always a possibility or an audit. I'd check with your city, county and state building and fire codes to make sure you follow all the rules. Then make a blueprint or wiring diagram showing the new box and the related wiring. Check with your insurance company to see if they have any requirements regarding an inspection of that type of system after it's been installed. You should also perform periodic tests of the equipment and keep a log of the test dates and results.
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Tony GiangrecoCommented:
Have I answered all your questions?
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dxbdxb2009Author Commented:
@ TG-TIS : Yes...you did...thanks for your valuable info..& sorry for delay...
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