[olug] Emergency Server Room Air Conditioning Ideas

Rob Townley rob.townley at gmail.com
Fri Jul 19 10:30:14 CDT 2019

HVAC techs examined the dedicated serverRoom AC unit.  It is maxed out.  AC
blows out at 55 degrees F but it rises to 90 degrees F by the time it
travels the 8 feet across the room.  Some systems would be OK, but
enterprise grade SAS harddrives usually operate within tighter
environmental conditions, 40 is too cold, 95 is too hot.

On Fri, Jul 19, 2019 at 4:56 AM Ben Hollingsworth <obiwan at jedi.com> wrote:

> In that situation, most buildings will have a dedicated AC unit for the
> server room. If you need to use a fan, be sure to get one designed for a
> 100% duty cycle, and make sure the room's inlet is low, exhaust is high,
> and they're as far apart as possible.
> You may want to check the server's temp sensors to determine what is an
> acceptable room temp. Just because it's uncomfortable for tou doesn't mean
> the servers aren't OK.
> On July 19, 2019 4:05:01 AM EDT, Rob Townley <rob.townley at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> What are some ways to keep servers running when the Air Conditioner is not
>> cooling well enough?
>> Blow air into server room from another part of bldg
>> Portable Air Conditioner
>> Fans
>> What else?
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