A rack is a frame or enclosure in which servers, networking equipment, and associated equipment is mounted. For questions about the Ruby framework, use the tag ruby-rack.

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Install Ubuntu LTS on a Primergy RX300 S4

I'm a sysadmin beginner so bear with me. We got delivered a Fujitsu Primergy RX300 S4 rack server and we need to install Ubuntu LTS 14.04.3 on it. The supported OS have not listed Ubuntu or Debian - ...
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What's the use for direct airflow network switches? My small one-cab deployment needs reverse

What's the use for direct airflow network switches? My small single-cabinet deployment needs reverse, meaning cold air intake at power supplies side, exhaust at I/O side, as all of my servers have NIC ...
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Need to identify NEMA Locking Plug without unplugging

I have an ancient UPS from a previous IT administration which we need to replace. The admin for the lab says the plug for the UPS is L5-30P, however the UPS itself says it's receiving 238V, which ...
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What kind of breakout cables do I need for this rackmount setup? [closed]

I am going to be building out a rack and I would like to re-use all the existing hardware for my NAS device and just put it in a rackmount case. I currently am running FreeNAS inside a Silverstone ...
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Lenovo System x3650 M5 RAID 5 Backup and Restore

0 down vote favorite I have a Lenovo System x3650 M5 RACK Server that I already configured to RAID 5 with Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system installed. I have two partitions letter C: and E:. ...
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Side-effects of having different Memory (RAM) in a server? Example 1600 Mhz and 2100 Mhz [closed]

I know that you should always have the same memory clock speed and in best case even the same manufacturer meaning the same RAM Module. But what happens if you use for example the following setup: ...
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Does WIndows 10 have drivers for an IBM rack server?

I want to buy an older IBM X3650 M2 rack server and put Windows 10 on it. Can Windows 10 be installed on a dual CPU rack server and will I run into missing driver issues (motherboard,ATI graphics ...
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Removing rails from server rack

Not sure this is the place for this but I'm banging my head against a wall and figure before I lose a finger trying to remove these rails I'd give it a shot. Anyone have any idea how to get these ...
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Cable management and Rack design

I'm new here, and looking for some suggestions on how to design my rack. I have a chance to tidy up my server room and got a green light on server downtime for 24 hours this weekend. Below is my ...
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Server Rack, are posts good enough? [closed]

I am trying to rack mount a bunch of equipment at my house and had a question. I currently have four posts (2-front, 2-rear) from an APC rack that was decommissioned. Just the posts that the servers ...
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Fujitsu Primergy RX100 S6 Windows Web Server 2k8 R2 Hard Drives not found

I got a question about our Fujitsu Primergy RX100 S6. We want to install Windows Web Server 2008 R2 on a complete brand new RAID 1. The BIOS finds both of the hard drives and also the virtual disk ...
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Horizontal server rack mounting points / adaptors? [closed]

I've got limited space on a project and we are having to compromise on a half width rack. This is fine as most of the kit is going to be on shelves on the rack (as opposed to rack mounted directly) ...
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Exhausting Heat in Server Rack

I was recently provided a 4 post Server Rack/Cabinet (48U) to fit all my equipment cleanly. One of the items they provided was a Tripp Lite Rackmounted A/C Unit (SRCOOL7KRM). This was truly Awesome ...
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Cisco Catalyst 2960 Switches - Can I reverse the air flow?

I have some equipment that will be moved to a new datacenter soon. At the current datacenter, the switches are mounted in the back of the racks so the air flow for the switches is reverse in ...
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UPS systems in parallel for redundancy and/or capacity, generator as backup, ATS,

I am about to upgrade our server room's power plan and would kindly ask you for your help with a proper, optimal design / advice on "good practice" approach. Please note that our business is small, ...
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Interconnecting options for server rack and network rack?

This is my first post on Stack Exchange after years of roaming around. I'm having difficulty deciding on a rack setup that meets our company's needs for scalability, management, and future proofing. ...
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How to ground a server rack on 3rd floor office [duplicate]

I am in the process of building out a server rack in an office on the 3rd floor. Does anybody know of any good options out there that can help me out? Wall outlets have 3-prong connectors with working ...
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What is the proper way to connect cables from a patch panel to a switch when you have more ports on the patch panel than on the switch?

We're in a situation at our new building where we have 58 drops but only 48 ports on our switch. Roughly 40 of our drops will be in use, but it's a random selection ranging from 1 to 58. Typically I ...
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How to wall mount a rack when studs don't line up [closed]

This is my first time mounting a server rack and I'd like some advice. The rack is for my home and will be a 10U wall mount for a patch panel, switch, and a few shelves for UPS and modem/satellite ...
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How standardized are rack server components? [closed]

I have a couple of servers at home for personal use, and I'm considering replacing them with rack servers that I'd scrounge up in used condition, just for easier management and whatnot. I don't have ...
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Rack Server Width

I am dabbling into the world of rack servers and trying to teach myself a thing or two. I have come to a roadblock about the width of a rack server, I have read that the standard width for a rack ...
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Putting the server “outside” [closed]

I live in Montreal, where the temperature oscillates between a max of 27 celsius in summer and a min of -27 celsius in winter. I am currently in the process of purchasing a cheap decommissioned 2U ...
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How to choose the right rack and UPS?

I have two configurations: 10 Dell PE R720 servers, 2 Dell EqualLogic PS6100S arrays, 4 Dell N3000 Switches, 1 N4000 switch 20 Dell PE R820, 1 Dell EqualLogic PS6100S arrays, 2 Dell N3000 Switches, ...
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Zero-U PDU preferred mount location

Looking for some experience from the field - The rack I manage has two zero-U vertical PDU's supplied by the datacenter. They have fitted one on each side (one on the left, one on the right). The ...
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Can a 69,85 cm hp ssf proliant sit in a 800mm rack.

Hi can a hp proliant that is specified to be 69,85 cm in length fit into a 800mm closed rack. No air holes at the front of the rack. But there is a cooling unit attached to the rack. There will be a ...
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Is disk serial readable from supermicro chassis?

We are working with a hosting company for managing our dedicated servers. We asked for a replacement disk on one of the servers by providing the serial number. They took out 2 other disks instead and ...
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any help on how to build a rack server? [closed]

i have no experience with servers at all, but i would like to know how to build a rack server in my freezing garage, i have done some research and bought a cabinet, an Ethernet switch and loads of ...
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Serving static files with NGINX on Unicorn served app

I've just set up a Sinatra app running on Unicorn and served through a socket by NGINX. I'm trying to get NGINX to serve my static assets with this in my nginx config: * EDIT * (added full server ...
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Is it possible to disassemble an APC Netshelter SX enclosure?

I need to move an APC Netshelter SX 48U from one room to another, but the new room is lower than the current one and I cannot install it without disassembling it. According to APC, these enclosures ...
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Server won't physically fit in rack: which technical problems will I face in future if I force the mount?

I have to reuse old rack and servers. The server is 74 cm deep and the rack around 65 cm. With a few tricks I'd be able to mount everything I need if I leave back and front doors opened. I thought ...
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Choosing a Server Chassis based on Server Board's Requirements [closed]

I'm a newcomer in the world of assembling servers from ground up. First of all, I can choose a server board based on my needs. Then, the getting the following components are pretty much ...
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Can a Sun rack be converted to a normal rack?

The Sun rack with PN 595-5953-01 does not use the normal rails like HP and IBM uses. Does there exist Sun rails so standard servers can be put in it? Or perhaps those L-shelves, where you lay the ...
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Build own server rack. Will this work? [closed]

Ok here's the deal. Company I work for is going under. It's a free for all in our computer lab. We have some nice black APC server racks. Something like this: ...
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Generic rails and terminology when specifying rack rail types and dimensions?

Question From the research I've done, the rack rail market seems to be very brand-centric. It's really hard to be sure that the rails I buy will match the servers as well as the rack. I'm in a ...
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Cisco 2921 ISR Installation concerns

We are having a leased line installed by British Telecom, they have routed the fibre via our telecoms 'cupboard' (enclosed glorified cupboard in our reception area) which has no airflow and only 2 ...
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Is it safe to put non-standard units inside racks?

Is it unsafe or might the request be denied by some companies that offer colocation to put non-standard units inside a full rack? This is my case and, speaking of dimensions, it fits. Also, as you ...
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Datacenter Inventory Management [closed]

In our environment the following is true: Every resource (think server, switch, pdu etc) is mapped to a specific device identifier in a database The problems are: Not every device which exists in ...
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Does a HP MDS600 fit in a HP 10636 G2 rack?

In the Quick Installation Giide to the MDS600/D6000 storage server it says IMPORTANT: Some racks other than the HP Rack 10000 Series rack do not allow full access to hard drive bays 29-35 in ...
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Water-Cooled Rack Door: does it work well with Blades or GPU nodes?

We're considering to equip out server farm with water cooled rack doors, similar to ...
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APC Power Controllers Inaccessible After Brief Power Loss

It seems like every time there is a brief power outage in our environment (1-2 second blip). There are generally a handful of APC power controllers that become inaccessible through network. The ...
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Stacking Servers on top of each other without a using a rack [closed]

I have ten 19" servers each with 4 hard drives and an average 160W usage. For a 2 month test run of a service i want to put them just on a table without purchasing a rack. Maybe in two stacks 5 each. ...
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Can't use “eject” to identify the server

I'm a software engineer and our lab usually has several servers in a rack with a KVM switch. We're developers and we usually have several projects happening at once so the servers are frequently ...
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A backup system alone: tower or rack chasis?

We'll install a backup system in following possible configurations: two servers in cluster with a SAS JBOD attached to them one server with the same JBOD in back However I'm thinking if really is ...
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Apache ProxyPass to Rack gives 404 error

(for simplicity I changed IPs of Apache server to 1.1.1.1 and Gollum server to 6.6.6.6) I'm trying to serve a Gollum wiki with rack through Apache (since it has SSL set up properly and I'm currently ...
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High density disk bay rack chassis - why such a big difference in price?

We're looking for a chassis with 45-60 bays for SAS/SATA disks and we found some 60-bay enclosures at ~ $11000 (see here and here for example - there are others as well). However we found this one ...
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1GB dedicated port

I'm in the process of selecting a dedicated host for a big data project deployment. I need my servers to be well connected with each other. One of the provider I'm investigating is serverloft. Here is ...
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Dell Rack UPS and a single PDU

Our DELL Rack UPS 1000W has four outlets and we were using one per server. Now the server number is increasing and we are planning to purchase a PDU. Is it fine to connect the PDU to only one UPS ...
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Power Control Compartment?

I recently purchased an IBM enclosed, rolling rack that had a 6 drive server, huge battery backup, and this strange item called a "Power Control Compartment" I cannot find any good documentation ...
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What were your server room pain points, big wins and must haves? [closed]

Like many people on here I suspect, our server room has evolved over time. At the beginning we had a single server running Microsoft Small Business Server 2000 and it sat in the corner plugged in ...
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How to configure rewrite rule for nginx over already binded port

My application is found here: http://my.app.com:3000/ My assets are found here: http://my.app.com:3000/dev-assets My application references assets here: http://my.app.com:3000/assets I'm using a ...