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    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.

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    Equipment list
    - 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?
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    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
    label maker
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    Put the shelf about 20cm from the top then you can use it to dry your damp trainers and/or keep your pizza warm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    power bars for monitors or anything else not ups powered
    captive nuts and bolts for the switch / other gear mounted directly to the uprights
    Got a link for those captive nuts from anywhere? Thats the first problem I've come up against, nothing to screw into!!

    Also need a good looking power bar. The more flashy lights the better

    Heres first pic before its all built:

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    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

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    If you have the cash maybe a enviromental monitor (temp/airflow/humidity).

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    They are so useful!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholab View Post
    They are so useful!!
    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

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    Plasters (or superglue) for when the cage nuts/that unfinished edge you managed to slide your finger across take their tithe of blood.

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