Kiss Gabor (Bitman)
kissg at ssg.ki.iif.hu
Tue Jun 29 07:47:22 UTC 2010
> Shutting down after a fixed time interval is not a good idea. You really
> should consider to shutdown early based on a battery level rather than a fixed
> time. The latter is not robust in case of repeated power failures when the
> batteries don't have enough time to fully recharge.
After the shunt trip kills the power, machine rooms cannot be re-powered
without manual intervention.
We will wait with the turn on sequence while we store enough power.
However if I can I will consider real charge values from physical UPS drivers.
> If you use multiple decision moments/events, you risk that part of your
> systems will have shutdown and some won't when the power returns before the
> master upsmon process has started shutting down.
Yes, I know.
Related systems that do not tolerate random shutdown (they are quite few)
use a bit more complicated config, e.g. wrapper scripts around 'shutdown' etc.
The starting sequence is much more complicated. I have longer checklist
than a Jumbo Jet before takeoff. :-)
It tooks some half an hour while all of our host can be booted after
a power outage.
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