No post for POC Day #2. Ended up only having a couple of hours in the afternoon where I installed the last of the optics and that was pretty much it.
Today I had most of the day set aside for it, so I made a bit more progress getting it all set up. We are still having some issues with fibre and power. Only approximately half the fibre patch cables arrived – some went on back order unfortunately and no new circuit breakers just yet. So still only about 8 devices powered on (of about 60).
In my previous job, I worked as a network engineer. As part of my job role, it was pretty easy to justify needing full admin rights on my laptop and PC. Without that, the SOE in that environment would have been unusable.
So quite a while back I mentioned that I had a new project coming up, using some CGRs and CGSs. Well, after what appears to be about 6 months of procurement issues, racking issues and power issues – just to name a few, the Proof of Concept lab is now beginning to approach something that resembles a decent set up.
As I mentioned it my last post on the topic, I don’t do too much hands on stuff in my current role, so I have been looking forward to this.
A couple of months ago, I did a post about some new equipment. The other day I finally had a chance to spec up a 6807-XL for a project.
I noticed something a little sad…no DC power supplies.
However, it’s a bit odd. While the only power supply available is a 3000W AC supply (part number: C6800-XL-3KW-AC). The datasheet states that the input voltage options are 100 to 240VAC and -48 to -60VDC.
So what does that mean? A DC power supply is in the works? A copy and paste error from a previous datasheet? I’m hoping the former. But for now, I have to specify inverters on site…