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2010-12-02 - 15:14:00 - by AlisonW - Topic: Tech: Hardware |

What with winter starting so early this year – and the snow falling and making the landscape all pretty like – bright orange lights have appeared (some flashing) on most of my servers. On two of them there are also error message codes which, going to the manufacturer's website to discern their meaning, tells me that the motherboard temperature is out of operating range. The site also tells me how to cool the machine down, for example by checking that all eight of the internal fans are operating properly.

Except my servers and the server room are all to clearly not too warm! Further investigation though shows that too cold would also result in the same error message and, after finding a thermometer and waiting for it to settle, I find that yes, indeed, my server room is at the bottom end of the 'ok' operating conditions at only 10° C. Poor things are shivering!

And now it has dropped a little further to only 5°C – eep!

I've tried insulating the cluster a bit but it is looking rapidly likely that I shall need to insulate for warmth the whole server room – and when we get back towards summer have to take the insulation out again to stop over-heating. A trip to B&Q seems to be on the cards.



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