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Server+ Certification Training Guide by Server+ Certified Technician Elton Jernigan

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Upgrading the Uninterruptible Power Supply

  • 3.10 Upgrade UPS

    • Perform upgrade checklist

Upgrading an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) could mean replacing the UPS battery (which can be a hot swap operation) or putting a UPS with a larger VA rating in place of a smaller UPS.

A UPS upgrade might be required for any of the following reasons:

  • The current UPS does not provide power for a time period that is long enough to allow the network server to shut down gracefully.

  • The network server’s power requirements have increased because of the addition of power-consuming hardware to the network server (for instance, additional internal hard disk drives).

  • The amount of equipment (such as external hard disk drives) that must be supported by the UPS during ...

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