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Don't try and fit a server into a standard rack, I have one that won't let me ...
21st May 2008, 08:05 PM #16
Words of caution.
Don't try and fit a server into a standard rack, I have one that won't let me put the front bezel on.
If it does fit in then make sure the rack isn't twisted, they are buggers to slide in and out.
I was young and foolish when I bought my rack server, I should have just got a pedestal
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21st May 2008, 09:28 PM #17
Avoid Prism racks - they are complete and utter sh*t.
I feel better for getting that off my chest...
22nd May 2008, 04:36 AM #18
Thanks alot for the input and direction. Especially for the overview of the processors that really helped me out. So far we are now looking at a HP DL360 dual processor, 8 GB ram with SAS disks. Thanks to SynACK for the real world example of implmentation, that helped alot.
25th May 2008, 01:39 AM #19
This is our server room, nice a large, 2 x racks so they're not over crowded, air conditioned and no windows. The servers are spaced a bit better now than when the pic was taken, that was just after the summer in 2006 and the 2 servers at the bottom were old ones due to be decommisioned once their replacements were fully tested.
I like it, it's one of the better server rooms I've come across, although the air conditioning is on its limit now keeps the room cool, but not cold any more. Just behind it you can see our main comms cabinet (that was a bit of a mess at the time) and in the back corner, some of the old servers we had just replaced!
Last edited by maniac; 25th May 2008 at 01:42 AM.
25th May 2008, 01:48 AM #20
Pity the door handles are upside down :P
25th May 2008, 09:07 AM #21
The actual door on the rack to the right is upside down!!!!...
Originally Posted by DMcCoy
The second pic explains why they've done that but i'm just not sure they needed to. I suppose it doesn't really matter so long as both doors close.
Very nice racks though we've got the newer 10000 G2's which provide more airflow to the equipment and the side panels come in 3 instead of one piece. Also, last time i checked you can't put the doors on upside down on the G2's.. :P
Looks as if they've also got the hp pdu mounted in the side of the rack and is that a hp tft drawer on the right ?.....now that is flash. And v. expensive.
If it's just a hp pull-out keyboard it's not that expensive. i agree with maniac...it's a nice little setup would look even nicer with poweredges or Sun x 4100's instead of those pug ugly proliant DL380's.
Last edited by torledo; 25th May 2008 at 09:22 AM.
25th May 2008, 10:00 AM #22
Agreed, we have two. One is in a classroom with Cisco switches and routers in for the CCNA course I used to teach. The lock disappeared of it one day!!!
Originally Posted by mattx
Carrying on the theme of showing racks (can't beat a nice rack ) here's the one for our new school in progress!
25th May 2008, 10:17 AM #23
I got my 2 dells 999mm deep for about £800. I got one with no side pannels as they were going side by side so I moved one of the sides and bolted then together with some big bolts.. Etb-tech is great for kitting out your racks with those extra that any IT shop should have.
26th May 2008, 03:27 PM #24
We've just got a HP rack and I gotta say it makes things so much easier! As far as Prisim racks being rubbish, We've got quite a few of various sizes and not had any trouble with them (although they only have switches/patch panels in them!)
The HP only currently houses our new blade chassis and a ups. I really want to change our other rack to a HP though
Just a slight spin-off, how many of you have fire surpression in your server rooms? We've got air-con (was that a battle!!) and hopefully sometime they may finally put the new flooring down in there. I'm just curious as to if people see the need for fire stuff?
26th May 2008, 04:57 PM #25
have not looked into it tbh, just assumed it would be too expensive to do.
Originally Posted by BaccyNet
what is the standard method of doing fire surpression for server rooms these days....i know halon has been banned for a number of years...has it been replace by a different gas based supressant.
(i have no idea if surpressant is even a word)..
btw i can't speak higher of the hp racks...the 36U 10000 G2 i think is the best value rack money can buy - we've got two of them with the baying kit to tie them together. and you don't even need to tilt it to get it through the door...slights into position with no fuss.
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