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 inventory.
- 2x 48U compaq racks (no provision for adding vertical managers what so ever)
- 35x 2U servers
- 4x 1U servers
- 2x 48port cisco 1G ethernet switch (3750)
- 1x Cisco 1941w router
- 1x Juniper 40 port 10G switch (ex4500)
How can I wisely position them in the racks so that any cabling after wrapping them with zip ties looks neat. And what should I start off with? Wwitches and network cables first and then mounting servers and connect those cables? And when I Googled I saw some people positioning the switches on the back of the rack. Is this OK?