Temp at Level 3 data centers
zacharyw09264 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 11 17:08:33 CST 2017
That's a good point, though if you are running your breakers that close
I think you have bigger problems, as a power outage, however unlikely,
could cause your equipment to not come back up at all. Software updates
that reboot several servers in quick succession could also cause a
breaker to trip under those circumstances. Unfortunately, there's no way
to tell how close a breaker is to tripping without tripping it. Breakers
may have amp meteres and a rated size, but the actual load before
tripping is +-20% for common models, meaning a 20A breaker may trip as
low as 16A.
On 2017年10月11日 12:58, Matt Harris wrote:
> Another thing to remember - and I've actually seen breakers tripped on
> PDUs due to heat before because of this - is that it's going to spin
> all of your fans harder to keep internal temps down if the ambient
> temp is higher. This will increase your power draw, which means that
> if you're paying for metered power by usage, you're going to pay more
> - those fans really do add up in terms of power. In extreme cases, you
> can draw too much power and trip a breaker on a PDU because every host
> in a rack, or especially those towards the top, are spinning full
> tilt. It's not a good condition and one that you should force them to
> On Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 11:54 AM, Zachary Winnerman
> <zacharyw09264 at gmail.com <mailto:zacharyw09264 at gmail.com>> wrote:
> I recall some evidence that 80+F temps can reduce hard drive lifetime,
> though it might be outdated as it was from before SSDs were around. I
> would imagine that while it may not impact the ability for a server to
> handle load, it may reduce equipment lifetime. It also could be an
> indication that they lack redundancy in the case of an AC failure.
> could cause equipment damage if the datacenter is unattended and
> temperatures are allowed to rise.
> On 2017年10月11日 11:45, Keith Stokes wrote:
> > There are plenty of people who say 80+ is fine for equipment and
> data centers aren’t built for people.
> > However other things have to be done correctly.
> > Are you sure your equipment is properly oriented for airflow
> (hot/cold aisles if in use) and has no restrictions?
> > On Oct 11, 2017, at 9:42 AM, Sam Kretchmer
> <sam at coeosolutions.com
> <mailto:sam at coeosolutions.com><mailto:sam at coeosolutions.com
> <mailto:sam at coeosolutions.com>>> wrote:
> > with a former employer we had a suite at the L3 facility on Canal in
> > Chicago. They had this exact issue for the entire time we had
> the suite.
> > They kept blaming a failing HVAC unit on our floor, but it went
> on for
> > years no matter who we complained to, or what we said.
> > Good luck.
> > On 10/11/17, 7:31 AM, "NANOG on behalf of David Hubbard"
> > <nanog-bounces at nanog.org
> <mailto:nanog-bounces at nanog.org><mailto:nanog-bounces at nanog.org
> <mailto:nanog-bounces at nanog.org>> on behalf of
> dhubbard at dino.hostasaurus.com
> <mailto:dhubbard at dino.hostasaurus.com><mailto:dhubbard at dino.hostasaurus.com
> <mailto:dhubbard at dino.hostasaurus.com>>> wrote:
> > Curious if anyone on here colo¹s equipment at a Level 3 facility
> and has
> > found the temperature unacceptably warm? I¹m having that experience
> > currently, where ambient temp is in the 80¹s, but they tell me
> > perfectly fine because vented tiles have been placed in front of all
> > equipment racks. My equipment is alarming for high temps, so
> > not fine. Trying to find my way up to whomever I can complain
> to that¹s
> > in a position to do something about it but it seems the support
> > have been told to brush questions about temp off as much as
> > Was wondering if this is a country-wide thing for them or unique
> to the
> > data center I have equipment in. I have equipment in several
> others from
> > different companies and most are probably 15-20 degrees cooler.
> > Thanks,
> > David
> > ---
> > Keith Stokes
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