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    New Server Room

    Woohoo!

    Managed to get a new Server Room built after the flooding that wrecked my old one!

    They have given me a space of around 3.598m x 3.104m which is not bad but still cosy.

    I am think of putiing 2 x 750mm x 1000mm cabs to house my equipment. (with 4 commado sockets from the Ceiling attached to APC powerstrips)

    I have done a quick Vision scaled drawing of the layout...what do you guys think? Is the layout optimal and any other things I should ask for?

    Ta!

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    I'd personally put the cabinets against a wall to provide more space with the UPS units rack mounted at the bottom.

    Obviously not underneath the air conditioner unit

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    Have you got a budget for air/con

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    Sorry didn't look at the diagram

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    Hi Zag

    I would need access to side or back of the Cabinet though, The Borri UPS I bought are free standing...although in saying that how often do one need side access for cabinets? It will open up some space with cabs against the wall.

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    Im hoping to budget for 2...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrWu View Post
    Hi Zag

    I would need access to side or back of the Cabinet though, The Borri UPS I bought are free standing...although in saying that how often do one need side access for cabinets? It will open up some space with cabs against the wall.

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    Put one side of the 1st cab agains the wall and come out from there. that gives you front and back access, and you will have enough space for CAB3 when it comes allong.

    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrWu View Post
    I am think of putiing 2 x 750mm x 1000mm cabs to house my equipment. (with 4 commado sockets from the Ceiling attached to APC powerstrips)
    Is it worth making that 6 commando sockets and 3 cabinets to cover future expansion? Could go for a proper raised floor?

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    If you could, I personally would spin them 90 degrees and place cab 1 coming off the wall where the a\c is and fit the a\c at the top in front of the door.

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    Looks similar to my old seerrver room but we had cabinet 1 moved so it was against the wall with cab 2 next to it.

    I assume the front of ther servers will be facing away from the door (i.e. towards the air con)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danp View Post
    If you could, I personally would spin them 90 degrees and place cab 1 coming off the wall where the a\c is and fit the a\c at the top in front of the door.
    Would it be worth going for a proper hot / cold aisle effect - put cabinets, or a wall section, accross the full length of the room and fill the fronts with blanking plates. Cold air from the air conditioning goes down into the fronts of the servers, hit air rises from the backs and (with a couple of fans) gets pushed out through vents at the tops of the racks back towards the air conditioning unit?

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    Thanks for all your input guys:

    Modified plan:

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    That looks good and if it all fits then I would plan it that way too.

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    I would pull it off the opposite wall. Then as you walk in the door you can wallk straight on and then left to walk down the back of the cabinets.

    At the moment you have to walk to the far end, round the cabinets and back up.

    Rob.

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    Bit more details added now, with dual Air Con and more Commando sockets

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    Thanks Twin Turbo.. :-)

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