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    I have a second 'server room' here - a distant cupboard in a separate building on the other side of the school (with decent network connection!). I put all the oldest servers to use as DCs in there, as well as a couple of minor role machines. Just retiring them now - it'll become the NAS backup room, as close to offsite as I can get onsite!

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    If we are talking about other rooms.

    On this site we have
    a distribution room which is probably as big as the server room but has 2 48U cabs for cabling and switches.
    a wall rack in a classrom store.
    a wall rack in the tightest place in a cupbaord a corridor (very legacy) you can't get to one side of the rack easily as there is a wall in front of it.

    And down our 5m Pipe we have our sister building with a 5x5 server room (4 42U rack) and 3 distribution rooms 2 with 42u racks and one with a 24u rack.

    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by twin--turbo View Post
    Would not want my own office. We work as a team, we discuss issues during work flow. Having to go to another office would be detreimental to day to day operation and development.

    Rob
    I thought the same at first, but to be honest I prefer it this way. It makes line management and people management tasks a little easier. And it allows them to get on with work without the feeling that the boss is looking over their shoulder. It's changed the dynamic between us, but I think it was a necessary change and has been for the better. We still work as a team, I'm only two doors away! lol.

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    3. 8x3 with 2x2 alcove approx.
    4. Yes my office plus storage for toners, books, new and old kit.
    5. Yes conversion
    6. One small switch cabinet. 1 floor standing real server in a large tower. Two desktop towers running as minor servers. 1 inactive real server kept as emergency backup.
    7. Servers all HP, switches netgear.
    8. 19" aprox 390mm deep (estimated),
    9. 5U, 2U switch, 2U patch panels, UPS is outside rack, 1 – spare/blank U for air flow.
    10. Don't know. But a 1500VA UPS runs fine for a long time.
    11. Don't know.
    12. Don't know.
    13. No A/C, cooling means opening a window.
    Last edited by Pottsey; 23rd November 2012 at 12:10 PM.

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    3 It is in a room used for the staff to work in
    4 See above
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    6 none - just two stand alone machines
    7 HP
    8 Size of a large PC
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    3 It is in a large walk-in cupboard
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    1 - Prep school (Nursery to Y8)
    2 - 350 learners
    3 - Server cupboard: 2m X 4m X 2m
    4 - We use the server cupboard for storage of IT equipment too.
    5 - Our server cupboard was previosuly a toilet. Actually quite handy for draining air conditioning unit.
    6 - 1 rack
    7 - Make: can't remember
    8 - Dimensions: 19" x 42Ux 1200
    9 - Filled: 4U UPS, 20U servers, 2U patch panels, the rest spare / random bits of equipment
    10 - Power: 2 X 16 amp connections available
    11 - BTU output of rack: not sure - about 3 times what our air conditioning can handle
    12 - Weight: heavy enough so that when the old air conditioning unit leaked and turned the floorboard rotton, one leg of the rack went through the floor.
    13 - Cooling of A/C: about 2kW of cooling power, I think.

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