[Rack] Power and switches

jim jim at well.com
Mon Sep 12 19:55:22 UTC 2011

    take a look at cisco devices under the table at 
the far wall in the turing classroom, donations of 
Bruce Wolfe. 

On Mon, 2011-09-12 at 12:20 -0700, Rubin Abdi wrote:
> So we have two issues...
> The power in Penisland is kind of fucked.
> The UPS is unhappy, Rob said he'll see about ripping parts out of
> another UPS we've got. He thinks it's simply the controller that's pissed.
> As of last night our setup is the OpenGear IP Power is plugged into
> Stallion and Pony and the power strip the leads up to the Wall-O-Tubes.
> That's plugged into an outlet. The second outlet in that room is plugged
> into the Belkin power strip, which as far as I can tell is power all the
> remaining switches on the rack, the LED matrix outside, the wifi APs for
> noisebridge-tor and whatever that cisco thing is for the wheel chair,
> and anything else I've forgotten.
> As far as switches go, we've got a Dell managed switch from hell, and
> some ancient Cisco switches, also from hell. There's also a 8 or 10 port
> managed switch drilled onto the Wall-O-Tubes, with a drunk leading down
> from it to one of the managed switches on the rack.
> I think the solution here for switches is to get another smaller managed
> switch onto The Wall to plug in Stallion, Pony, and any other pipes we
> get setup leading outside of the space (possibly also for
> noisebridge-tor and the wheelchair AP), and then a large unmanaged
> switch for the rest of the floor.
> Ben K has offered to say fuck it and buy us a gig switch. He's awesome.
> I have hopes that Rob can find some time to fix the UPS, but otherwise I
> think going in there and rethinking the power setup would be good.
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