rackmount managed PDUs

Justin M. Streiner streiner at cluebyfour.org
Thu Sep 25 11:37:40 CDT 2008

As much as I hate to tear people away from the Intercage/Atrivo debacle 
and semi-tangential rants, I'll take one for the team and do it :)

I have an opportunity coming up to rebuild an existing machine room space 
to an extent.  It's not a total gut-and-refit, but I'll at least get to 
put in some new infrastructure.  That said, I'd be interested in hearing 
about peoples' experiences with various rackmountable managed PDUs.

I have some Tripp Lite PDUMH30NETs that work well and are reasonably 
priced, but they have a few quirks (no RS-232 console port, web interface 
seems to be a little shaky with Firefox, etc) that would become more 
annoying when scaled up to several rows of new rack footprints.  I'm also 
open to using managed vertically mounted PDUs.  The plan is for each 
footprint to have "A" and B" feeds, so two PDUMH30NETs would take up 4U 
per footprint, which is a bit much...

I don't need to worry about distributing DC power - just AC.

This site will be lights-out most of the time, so robust remote management 
capabilities are a must.

Any thoughts/insight are greatly appreciated.


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