In the NextGen Campus Network, DoIT has deployed Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) to support network electronics for the super node and node concentration equipment, also known as the “backbone”. The network was designed without UPS backup for building electronics since most networked equipment would be inoperable during a building wide power outage.
Some departments would like to install UPS equipment in their building IDFs or MDFs (wiring closets). DoIT has made the following recommendations for Departmental deployments, to ensure standards and compatibility across the network.
Department is responsible for the cost (including battery replacement at
least every 3 years per manufacture recommendations), procurement, and
warranty issues related to the UPS equipment.
will reserve the right to move network equipment back to building power at
any time to protect the integrity of the network.
will be responsible for support and routine maintenance.
Department must use DoIT Network Services recommended UPS equipment to
support the building specific network electronics. If UPS equipment is to
be installed in the IDF or MDF, it must be provided for ALL of the
networking equipment in that location.
will provide for the sizing of UPS equipment, based on the power draw for
the network electronics and desired uptime. The UPS equipment is intended
for NextGen Campus Network electronics only.
engineers and Field Services Staff will take responsibility for the
installation of UPS equipment (including battery replacement), ensuring
the DoIT NOC is aware of the planned install.
Department must notify the DoIT NOC of any activity that may interrupt
power to the network equipment.
will be responsible for the monitoring of the UPS status.
Any questions related to the use of UPS equipment for support of 21st Century Network electronics should be forwarded to the DoIT Help Desk at 264-4357 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have need for UPS equipment and would like to request a
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Version 2.2, 10/22/2021