UPS Management Saves the Day

I have advocated having network management cards in UPS units for years. Well it sure paid off recently at work. We use APC UPS units with the AP9616.

A week back we started getting odd email alerts

Date: 07/13/2006
Time: 07:58:25
Code: 0x0106

Severe – UPS: Invalid internal diagnostic self-test.

Since this was odd and we could see in Cacti graphs that the batteries had capacity we went and checked it out. The UPS was hot to the touch. We yanked it and knew we had avoided a problem. It was not till today we realized how close it was to exploding into a fire incident. Check out the photo. The batteries will not even come out they are so deformed. Had we not used monitoring cards it could have been very bad.

Engagement Ring


5 Replies to “UPS Management Saves the Day”

  1. I was hoping for some shots of the scorched carpet too! =D

    Love your guys’ show, keep it up please!

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