In the last episode I have written about my new NAS System HomeLab Stage LXII: New Power NAS. This time I am writing about my power renew project….
As you guys know, I am running 3 different datacenter around my house. The are configured and designed for 24/7 runtime. But what about power loss?
My main datacenter (I) and my backup datacenter (II) are both equipped with UPS systems. They are pretty old and one of them require a new battery set. The newly created datacenter (III) did not have a UPS system…..
Why not invest into the newest UPS generation?
I was looking for a solution that is able to power my equipment for minimum of 25 minutes….
For the main datacenter I need rackmount UPS systems, for both other DC´s tower based models are OK. I am pretty happy with my existing Schneider Electric (APC) over the last years. What are there newest editions?
Let´s start with the tower models for datacenter II and III:
But why these models?
This model is able to power 250W for over 27 minutes, that should be enough for my scenario. The german power connections are very strong and reliable… 🙂
Dedicated Rackmount UPS for datacenter I:
This model is able to deliver 200W for 34 minutes.
The big boy is able to serve 700W with an estimated runtime of 26 minutes, should be absolute enough…
APC Smart Connect
APC´s newest models include SmartConnect, a cloud based UPS monitoring solution. That sounds nice and was one reason for me:
After the initial setup of all UPS systems within my enviroment I scanned the QR code and added them to my SmartConnect Dashboard:
Within the SmartConnect monitoring system I am able to view the details for all UPS systems:
I cannot perform any operation on my UPS´s due to the default read only value. To change that, a pyhsical access to each UPS is required:
I connected my new Power NAS via USB to the new UPS:
I really like the cloud based monitoring solution with email alerting, as well as the local connection options. What´s missing now from a power perspective? YES, a diesel based emergency generator…..
I have two small ones, but they are not able to power the entire house with all 3 datacenter……
Maybe I am investing in one of those toys……
Check out the next episode: HomeLab Stage LXIV New ultimate workstation