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11th May 2012, 10:17 AM #1
Building a new server rack (pics and worklog)
I'm just building a new server rack so thought it might interest some people to keep a log. I also have a few questions.
Its a dell 2420 Poweredge 24u Rack. The idea is to move all current servers virtualized into it over time.
- 4 x Poweredge R300, 16gb Ram, 500GB hard disk, Xeon cpu
- 4 x Dell Extendable rack mount Rails
- 2 x APC Smart UPS 3000va
- 1 x Dell UPS 1920va
- Dell 1U Keyboard/Video/Mouse
- Dell 1U static equipment shelf
- Netgear GS724T 24 port gigabit switch
- Some cool neon lighting
- Customized server faceplates
Is there anything I'm missing before I start construction?
Last edited by zag; 11th May 2012 at 10:20 AM.
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11th May 2012, 10:21 AM #2
11th May 2012, 10:25 AM #3
depending on the size of racking a 2nd person
long enough power leads to reach wall sockets
power bars for monitors or anything else not ups powered
captive nuts and bolts for the switch / other gear mounted directly to the uprights
Last edited by sted; 11th May 2012 at 10:32 AM.
11th May 2012, 10:29 AM #4
Put the shelf about 20cm from the top then you can use it to dry your damp trainers and/or keep your pizza warm.
11th May 2012, 10:39 AM #5
Your going to run out of memory on those vhosts
11th May 2012, 10:51 AM #6
Got a link for those captive nuts from anywhere? Thats the first problem I've come up against, nothing to screw into!!
Originally Posted by sted
Also need a good looking power bar. The more flashy lights the better
Heres first pic before its all built:
Last edited by zag; 11th May 2012 at 11:08 AM.
11th May 2012, 11:01 AM #7
no i just go to the cupboard and take a box (dont work direct for a school work for a support company) but id suspect scewfix do them or failing that ebay lol
11th May 2012, 11:03 AM #8
Thanks to plexer from:
speckytecky (3rd June 2012)
11th May 2012, 11:03 AM #9
If you have the cash maybe a enviromental monitor (temp/airflow/humidity).
11th May 2012, 11:03 AM #10
11th May 2012, 11:09 AM #11
They are so useful!!
Originally Posted by plexer
11th May 2012, 11:12 AM #12
how on earth does that removal tool work i know its a pita getting them out and can end up with sliced fingers when the driver slips
Originally Posted by nicholab
11th May 2012, 11:18 AM #13
11th May 2012, 11:23 AM #14
Plasters (or superglue) for when the cage nuts/that unfinished edge you managed to slide your finger across take their tithe of blood.
Roll of velcro.
11th May 2012, 11:24 AM #15
Get some patchgrip for bundling cables fantastic stuff.
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