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Headset for phone calls in the datacenter

Datacenters are noisy places. On occasion it is necessary for an administrator or technician to troubleshoot a problem in the datacenter while on a phone call or conference call. Unfortunately, ...
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What factors affect the noise in a rack server?

I have a DELL Poweredge 1950 rack server.On this server my SQL Server database is hosted. Since last month it has become very noisy and irritating. I checked my CPU usage but it is normal.Is it due to ...
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Can a switch be noise reduced?

We have a 24 port switch in a metal closet, and despite this, it still makes a great deal of noise. Are there ways to noise reduce switches?
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Lowering fans noise level on Sun Fire v440

Sun Fire v440 has been placed in the same room, where i'm working. It seems that it makes much more noise, than reactive plane does. I've already updated ALOM Firmware and even OpenBoot PROM, ...
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How can you reduce ambient noise from servers?

I have recently installed a IBM x45 with two DS4100 (SAN) and due to space constraints it is generating too much noise in adjacent rooms. Are there any good ways to isolate the noise from servers? ...
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Netgear (gsm7224v1) 24-port gigabit switch exhaust fans

I own a Netgear GSM7224v1 (link) 24-port gigabit switch at home. The switch is about 2 years old and works just fine. The two exhaust fans however, are making quite a bit of noise even after I've ...
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Lower power usage / noise

I do computational biology and I have a pretty heavy-duty setup sitting right next to my bench. It includes the following: 1x HP ProLiant DL385 G7 Server w/ 2x 12-core AMD Opteron processors (6174, ...
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How good is the noise reduction on an XRackpro2?

Some manufacturers of soundproof rack equipment such as Kell Systems or Acoustirack do quote noise reduction figures but I can't find any specifications for an XRackPro2. Given the evasive nature of ...
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Test server is too noisy

I just bought a 19" rack server for testing-purpose. Everything is fine except it's really noisy and i was planning to keep it in my office. I've to find a cheap solution to keep it in my office ...