Hot Servers and Blown Power Supplies

When I came home from eating tonight and walked in the door, I smelled the unique odor of burnt electronics! Oh crap, the computer that was running the Server Manager had a meltdown! Another power supply decided it was going to quit on me. The only spare power supply that I have was temporarily hooked up to my test server. So I decided to steal it’s power supply, once again.

The game servers ran all week without any problems, so this is good news. However, one of them is starting to run really hot. So, I decided to take them all down today for maintenance. I’m going to clean them out and/or replace any faulty fans that I find – before I blow yet another power supply. I’ll be bringing them back online again for more testing fairly soon.

About Eric DeBrosse

Lead developer of the Orion Engine.
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