Turns out the Beach Towel wasn’t damp enough, and it proceeded to catch on fire!
The junior of course broke all the protocols coming in to the data center anyways, and used his water bottle to put out the fire.
We proceeded to pull the plugs on the servers to mitigate the damage, but then….
Someone opened the comms room door and let in a load of Oxygen causing a large backdraft on an already mature fire…
The IT director decided it was time to trigger the Halon fire suppression system manually….
tankerkiller125 But the switch was located in the comms room (great design 🙂)
phenomlab The Halon system began it’s 45 second count down that the fire department insisted had to be there….
Whilst the fire burned through the fibre connecting the core switches
phenomlab The backup switches automatically took on the traffic though
tankerkiller125 The backup switches automatically took on the traffic though
we then realised that the UPS they were connected to had a burnt battery only after they kept rebooting at every UPS self test…
phenomlab by this point, the company executives were beginning to get a little worried with the current state of the server room
FrinkMan Of course the CTO reminded the others that they had voted not to perform critical hardware upgrades just months prior
Then someone said
Where’s that some coming from ??