Tanner Carlson

ITS 370

CH 9

11/10/2017

1.      Assume that your organization is planning to have an automated server room that functions without human assistance. Such a room is often call a lights-out server rom. Describe the fire control system(s) you would install in that room.

In this room, I would want to have an automatic fire detection system. I would want this system to include thermal detection systems, smoke detection systems and flame detectors. Since the server room would have electrical equipment, I would make sure to not have sprinklers, and use carbon dioxide, multipurpose dry chemical, or Halon fire extinguishers. This would ensure that water does not destroy the systems.

2.      Assume that you have converted an area of general office space into a server room. Describe the factors you would consider for each of the following.

a.       Walls and Doors

Are there already walls and doors in place, or was this an open office plan? Are the walls thick or thin? Are the door and walls fire grade and hard to break?

b.      Access controls

Electronic locks with a Pin Pad and a ID card for access would be required.

c.       Fire Detection

Thermal detection systems, smoke detection system and flame detectors would need to be purchased.

d.      Fire Suppression

Since the server room would have electrical equipment, I would make sure to not have sprinklers, and use carbon dioxide, multipurpose dry chemical, or Halon fire extinguishers. This would ensure that water does not destroy the systems.

e.       Heating, Ventilating and air conditioning

Electronic monitoring of the temperature in the room would be required. This would eliminate the need to enter the room to check the temperature. Vents would need to be secured properly, and several grates would be needed in the vents surrounding the room.

f.        Power quality and distribution

The room would be on its own power switch and would have a backup generator.

3.      Assume you have been asked to review the power needs of a stand-alone computer system that processes important but not critical data. Although the system does not have to be online at all times, it stores valuable data that could be corrupted if the power system were suddenly interrupted. Which UPS features are most important to such a system? Which type of UPS do you recommend for it?

The most important UPS feature for this system would be the ability to never power off. I would recommend a double conversion online UPS. The battery would be charged by outside power. This way, if power is off for a long period of time, the computer would not have to be worried about.

4.      Using a floor plan from a building you are familiar with, design an electronic monitoring plan that includes closed-circuit television, burglar alarms with appropriate sensors, fire detectors and suppression and access controls for key entrances.

For this example I will be securing the 3rd floor of Swenson Hall. I would install CCTV cameras in every hallway, in the 3011 computer lab, and in the server room. The server room and computer lab would also have carbon dioxide, multipurpose dry chemical, or Halon fire extinguishers. I would also make sure that the server room had secure electronic lock that would require a pin and a ID for access.

5.      Search the web for a UPS that provides the wattage necessary to run the systems described in Exercise 5 for at least 15 minutes during a power outage.

For the systems in Exercise 5 to have at least 15 minutes of power during a power outage I would recommend the Tripp Lite Ups System, Line Interactive 1.5 KVA Tower. This UPS has 10 outlets, automatic volts regulation, hot swappable batteries, individually controllable load banks, 900 Watts, and fax/modem line protection. This system would keep any of the systems from exercise 5 up for 15 minutes or more. Here is the link to the product : https://www.zoro.com/tripp-lite-ups-system-line-interactive-tower-15kva-smart1500lcdt/i/G9414946/#description