[TriLUG] Feb. 9 NC*SA Meeting: Uninterruptible Power Supplies
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Mon Feb 2 12:28:19 EST 2004
The next meeting of the North Carolina System Administrators
organization (NC*SA) is next Monday, February. 9. Details about the
meeting are provided in this note. We hope to see you there!
NC*SA General Meeting
6:00 pm Monday, February 9th, 2003
Research Triangle Institute
Research Triangle Park, NC
Topic: Uninterruptible Power Supply Devices (UPS)
Speaker: Mr. Stephen Schinkel, Faulkner/Haynes Assoc.
Sponsors: Duke University CS Lab
Found At: http://www.cs.duke.edu/
In the data center, the UPS is often a large box that invites many
questions but provides few answers. The situation has improved
dramatically in the last 10 years, as UPS units can now report on their
own health using LCD displays, control panels, serial and ethernet links
to computer systems. However, understanding UPS outputs requires some
high level knowledge about the UPS itself.
System Administrators often find themselves responsible for the care and
feeding of a UPS, a vital component of any corporate data center.
However, there are usually few resources for the system administrator to
consult as they learn to maintain and monitor these large, mysterious
devices. Unfortunately for many system administrators, their learning
curve is completed only when the device is called up during a power
loss, or worse yet, a natural disaster.
Stephen Schinkel is a Power Division Sales Associate with
Faulkner/Haynes Associates, the regional representative for Liebert
power products. Mr. Schinkel is experienced in the specification of UPS
systems for large data center installations.
Stephen's program aims to present the system administrator with enough
information to gain a basic understanding of UPS systems. Topics will
include the different types of UPS technology, how UPS's are sized and
how to handle overload conditions.
Our meetings are free and open to anyone with an interest in the topic
of the evening and/or system administration. We will be providing food
and drink for the evening. If you have any questions please contact the
Steering Committee at:
ncsa-steer at ncsysadmin.org
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web site at http://www.ncsysadmin.org/
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A map of RTI is available at http://www.rti.org/images/campus.gif
Enter through the glass doors at the front; all of the doors except one
will be locked, but one will be open for our access. Walk through the
lobby, go straight out the glass doors, across the patio, and straight
into Dreyfus Auditorium.
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