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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Specialized Mounting Brackets

We are currently upgrading our tower based build server to a new 19" rack mounted unit for our software development team. Our new rack server has a maximum depth of 22 inches. So to accommodate this, ...
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How to manage rack keys?

As a result of a security audit there's the need to lock the racks and manage the keys: Keep the keys safe Record key usage Complying with these two requirements has many challenges as there are a ...
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Do you skip a rack unit between servers?

It seems like there's a lot of disagreement in mindsets when it comes to installing rackmount servers. There have been threads discussing cable arms and other rackmount accessories, but I'm curious: ...
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Self Contained / Cooled Rack Enclosure [closed]

I'm looking at having to place a few servers in a location that does not provide a 'friendly' environment (moderate dust, no HVAC, ok physical security). Can anyone recommend a 'self contained' rack ...
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Racktables/Rackmonkey any usefull rack management Software out there? [closed]

So what is everybody using to manage their racks. We are currently using MediaWiki with quite a lot of custom templates for the servers/racks and virtualised instances. I looked at racktables.org and ...
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Low-noise fans for Sun 1U rack server?

I use a Sun Fire X2100 M2 (Opteron) 1U rack server for development purposes, and the system has these noise specifications: Idle, at or below 25° C 6.9B Max, at ambient: 7.3B In other words, it's ...
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How does a blade server differ from a normal rackmount server?

This may be a question but I thought I would ask even so.
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Does the EIA-310-D Spec discuss Vertical vs Horizontal rack mounting

Is it possible for a rack designed to store servers on their side (blade style) to be EIA-310-D-compliant? I suspect not, but reading the spec I couldn't find any explicit statement about it. I know ...
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Any reason to use a rack-mountable server if I lack a rack to mount it on?

I'm somewhat new to server hardware, and was wondering if there was any reason to purchase a 19-inch-rack-mountable server as opposed to a standalone (tower) system, or any difference between the two ...
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Cable Management Policy

We've all seen good and bad examples of cable management. What are objective, measurable requirements that can be used in a policy to maintain cabling order in the rack/server room/data center? ...