Hey Ken,

Just curious.  Given that yours is a natural gas company, does your
emergency power generator run on NG?

Sounds like you need to do something with the UPS's.  Have you figured out
what went wrong with them on both events?

Great news on SMAPP!  I wonder how many shops have this implemented? 
Doesn't the system get shipped with it set on?

GA

--- "Graap, Ken" <keg@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I am a very happy man!
> 
> A year or so ago we experienced an unfortunate event with the supposable
> redundant power supplies in one of our 5065 towers,  which resulted in a
> hard power down of our AS/400... This occurred during prime processing
> time
> too!  Lots of jobs were running and after we were able to power up the
> system it took an additional 6 hours to rebuild several large access
> paths... Needless to say, this is a day I want to forget.
> 
> Last Friday, during a test of our emergency power generator, something
> went
> wrong and ALL power to our computer room was cut off. For whatever
> reason,
> our UPS failed too! The result being another hard power down for our
> AS/400
> while our primary applications were in use...
> 
> There was one big difference this time though. After the 6 hour recovery
> last year, I implemented system-managed access-path protection (SMAPP)
> for
> our production ASP...  SMAPP supports and automates the process of
> selecting
> which access paths should be protected on the system. All I had to do
> was
> turn it on. The system took care of everything else... I would like to
> share
> with everyone that this process REALLY works! The IPL time after last
> Friday's power outage was just 37 minutes! 
> SMAPP is now my favorite acronym...
> 
> Kenneth 


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