Homelab power upgrades โ€” new MBP, PDU, and USB power

Homelab power upgrades โ€” new MBP, PDU, and USB power

I’ve already written about my PDU suddenly dying โ€” and in that post I explained that I was going to do some changes to the homelab power layout. It’s time to do those changes ๐Ÿ™‚

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The homelab PDU died!

The homelab PDU died!

My homelab PDU suddenly died! It’s dead, D-E-D, dead! There are few things worse than a server rack suddenly going completely silentโ€ฆ

The PDU has had an error since the power outage last summer โ€” F11 means Power fail on auxiliary 1. Which is an odd error for a PDU with only one input. And; it wasn’t possible to clear or reset it it ๐Ÿ˜•

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Surprice UPS and shutdown test

Surprice UPS and shutdown test
PDU showing error F11; Power Fail

A few days ago; sitting outside โ€” drinking coffee and minding my own business, I received an email from my UPS:

Utility power not available.

2021/06/01 18:38:27

My homelab had lost both power sources ๐Ÿ˜ฎ This whole area had a power outage โ€” a good opportunity to do a UPS and power down test ๐Ÿ˜›

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My new home office

My new home office

In our new house there is an 20 mยฒ basement, it consists of two rooms โ€” both 10 mยฒ. I have turned the inner room into my new home office/server room, with my electronics lab and homelab.

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Homelab (2019)

Homelab (2019)

I’ve got a tiny computer lab at home; a 29U rack with servers, UPS, ATS, PDU, 10 Gbit networking, OPNsense, and all the cool stuff.

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