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11th May 2012, 12:07 PM #16
Also it works well to have power on one side of rack and data on another. Colour code your Ethernet cable for different things.
11th May 2012, 12:18 PM #17
- More RAM for your vhosts
- PDUs coming off the UPS
- Environmental monitoring unit
- Colour coded cables at the correct length
- Dymo labeller
- Cable labels, either those little tag ones or sharpmark wrap around type http://www.sharpmark.com/Cable-labels
- Double sided velcro for tying up cables
- 1U Cable management arms
11th May 2012, 12:38 PM #18
11th May 2012, 01:19 PM #19
No, standard 1 internal 500gb drive in each.
Originally Posted by Mcshammer_dj
I'm figuring since they are virtualised I can just move them to a different machine if they ever fail.
11th May 2012, 01:26 PM #20
Wouldnt you need 2 disc over a raid? (if i worded that right)
Originally Posted by zag
11th May 2012, 01:52 PM #21
Hyper-V or VMware? We run our ESXi hosts on SD cards as the config is so minimal there's no point spending money and power on hard drives. Can't do a sub 50MB install with Hyper-V (yet) though
11th May 2012, 02:07 PM #22
Battery Backup Units are in
Damn those things heavy!!
11th May 2012, 02:50 PM #23
Why did you go for the Dell and the APC UPS?
11th May 2012, 02:59 PM #24
- Rep Power
it looks like you need to go round the back of the nut and squeeze. I had a removal tool which shipped the hp racks which works from front and is very effective. Still a bit fiddly, but less risk of hurting yourself.
another vote for the color coded patch cables, i made the mistake of going down the route of same colored cables, and gave up trying to color code each end afterward.
11th May 2012, 03:04 PM #25
If you're clustering stuff, if you can get coloured velcro (or anything to differentiate) that's always handy for seeking out the correct set of cables to unbundled when you need to add/remove any cables to that box.
11th May 2012, 03:18 PM #26
The Dell one came free with the Rack order we placed. Not sure which is best yet, might just use it as a spare.
Originally Posted by plexer
The APC units are 3000va so pretty big
14th May 2012, 11:05 AM #27
Update: Installed the gigabit switch, cable tidy rack, Dell equipment Shelf and The KVM 1U pull out unit.
The equipment shelf is really good for keeping the network cables all lined up.
I'm also loving the pull out TFT monitor but think I will keep the keyboard and mouse seperate as USB devices as all the Dell servers have front USB Ports. Shame the TFT looks very oldschool with a big bezel though.
16th May 2012, 01:39 PM #28
Does anyone have any advice for reducing electric shocks from the rack?
I keep getting shocked everytime I touch it at the moment. Don't even have anything plugged in yet!
16th May 2012, 02:44 PM #29
EARTH yourself via a resistor before you touch it! Change the carpet, or maybe your underwear.
Seriously, be careful touching connectors with a static charge on you.
25th May 2012, 11:08 AM #30
Got an electrician out in the end to do it. He found the dedicated earth points and connected them up to the electrical box.
No more electric shocks for me
The cables are all nice and tidy at the front now. Not so much at the back though
And the battery backup is connected and turned on. Was happy to see it go to 100% battery after it sitting on the shelf for 2 years before install
And a final pic of the first server installed. you cant really see the custom bezel but once the blue hyper-v ones are installed they should all be colour coded and stand out nicely.
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