Power Requirements for Server Rack
Got a bit of a major task on over the next 12 months (which I'll blog about later), but the start of the process is moving the Server Room to a new location.
The room the equipment is going into is about to be gutted and kitted out, but the question that will come my way shortly is how much power will I need?
The old server room has 2 x 42U racks in, and both are just plugged into the wall socket on their own 32A Circuit. Not ideal, but I only have 7 servers at present. This number may grow in the short term, but long term hopefully reduce if we start to virtualize.
The question is, what would be a 'standard' power requirement for each rack? I could work it all out, but servers will be changing over time. One electrical contractor I spoke to a while back suggested have a separate 16A feed for each rack, which seems reasonable.
What power feed do you have each rack in your server rooms?
Looks like I'm going for 4 racks in total; 2 for the servers, 1 for the Core Switch(es) and 1 for the fibre patch panels.
Again, thanks in advance.