Power Signaling

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AS/400
i5
iSeries
Power management
UPS
I have a single rack with 2 i5's, each of which has dual power supplies. I also have 2 Powerware UPS's in this rack. Each UPS is on a dedicated circuit. The i5 power supplies are split between the UPS's. The issue is that there is only 1 signal cable per UPS, so if there is a power issue on only 1 circuit, the associated i5 is notified and if the allotted time expires this i5 powers down, even though it still has power through the other UPS. Is there anyone that has a solution that improves the communication between the UPS's and multiple i5's ?

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I have also had this issue on a single system with dual power supplies and and the only choice I could come up with was to use the power cable on one side only and only notify.

One system to one UPS, the other system to the other UPS. With dual power supplies and feeding different UPSs and each of those being on different circiuts, I would not worry about powering off the System i but would want to get notified as soon as possible so I could manually shut down the systems if needed but there is no other way to my knowledge to tell.

This at least would tell you for sure if you got notified by both systems at the same time that major power is out to the building completely.

You could possibly take it one step further and if notified check the other system and see if it was notified and if so issue the powerdown to both systems. But that is a lot of work. I hope you are up to the challenge. :-)

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  • wpoulin
    Are there any other offerings to my question re; does anyone have a solution that improves the communication between the UPS's and multiple i5's in the described configuration ? Thanks, Bill
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