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Re: UUNET connectivity in Minneapolis, MN
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So I am standing in a datacenter fiddling with some fiber and listening to an electrician explaining to the datacenter owner how he has just finished auditing all of the backup power systems and that the transfer switch will work this time (unlike the last 3 times). This is making me a little nervous, but I keep quiet (unusual for me)... Electrician starts walking out of the DC, looks at the (glowing) Big Red Button (marked "Emergency Power Off") and says "Hey, why ya'll running on emergency power?" and presses BRB. Lights go dark, disks spin down, Warren takes his business elsewhere!
This is the same DC that had large basement mounted generators in a windowless building in NYC. Weeks before the above incident they had tried to test the generator (one of the failed transfer switch incidents), but apparently no one knew that there were manual flues at the top of the exhausts.... Carbon monoxide, building evacuated...
On Aug 12, 2005, at 8:27 AM, Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu wrote:
On Fri, 12 Aug 2005 06:50:47 CDT, "James D. Butt" said:Unless there is some sort of crazy story related to why a service providerSo a while ago, we're in the middle of some major construction to put in
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