It all started Wednesday afternoon... A massive lighting storm hit Brisbane QLD, any by the purest worse luck of all a lighting strike hit our Office Building :-)
This is where everything started to go down hill very fast --- actually immediately. The lighting strike fried out UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply), at least it saved all the servers and network equipment.
Well yesterday morning it was scramble time. the UPS was dead, had a horrible smell to it - "Electronic Death" and I had to think fast on the feet how on earth can I get all our servers up & running we only have a few wall GPO points and yet we are looking at 60 + power cables to feed.
Thankfully we have a local cable supplier that had adapter cables and power rails that could be used, the tricky part was sharing the load across several power points and mixing it between 10Amp & 15 Amp outlets. It looks like a dogs breakfast and is not the best / safest cabling but its temporary.
Now roll onto today, we have 2 new UPS units being delivered, new cabling and we will be covered with redundancy by having the 2 units sharing the load. At least today wont be a long day like yesterday. Only a few hours to go now before I can start tidying up our cable mess.
O' the joys of being in IT....