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Questions tagged [rack]

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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Redundant power solution in datacenter rack

We have two racks in a datacenter, currently powered by two independent sources. All devices are distributed across four different power extenders, and a few critical ones are first connected to a UPS ...
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Difficulty racking HP ProLiant Gen8 servers

We're an all Proliant shop with around 50 servers, mostly DL360s and DL380, from G5's through G7's. We just got our first two G8's in and went to rack them. We were stunned to find out that the new ...
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Replace HDD Cage with another one

I have a HP Rackmountable 2U Server (HP ProLiant SE326M1). This Server has a P410i Raid Card with a hdd cage for 25x 2.5" SAS HDDs. Since 2.5" SAS HDDs are pretty expansive, I want to replace the cage ...
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What kind of server rack is this? (Type and possible manufacturer)

I'm not sure what kind of server rack this is or what to call it (half-height, open/etc.) When identifying this rack in the field, what would you call it as a description to someone over the phone? ...
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Dell PowerEdge: powersaving BIOS settings differences

I'm closing in on purchasing a Dell PowerEdge R710 rack server and am curious to know the difference between Dell's power saving bios setting and their performance bios setting. Should I be concerned ...
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Physical setup of redundant servers

We are setting up servers and are limited to one rack. What is the best way to physically set them up. All boxes are in an HA environment except for the voices boxes where are N+1 There seems to be ...
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Pros and Cons of different server rack upright shapes

Does anyone have any ideas about the pros and cons of the different types of server rack uprights? I tried to search for it but all I found was : Rack Upright Shapes and a small paragraph on how ...
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How to calculate total rack room ventilation required?

We've got a rack room in a project where we dont have AC. Ive got a room which we plan to setup as per the rough diagram here. The rack room has 3 external walls. The rack is an open frame rack ...
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Cage nut sizes: is 10-32 the same as M5?

For an old 19" rack, I need to buy some cage nuts for round holes. You can't get them here in the Netherlands, it seems, but Amazon has them. However, I don't want to get US sized thread... Amazon ...
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What is the name for the pieces of metal in a rack that cage nuts are installed into?

You would not believe how much consternation this simple question has caused my office. :) When installing cage nuts to mount rails or equipment, the nuts are clipped into a piece of metal with ...
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Disaster Recovery Planning, tower or rack?

I'm working on this project to develop a system with centralized information regarding emergencies delivered via open Wi-Fi on a small city. I'm from Chile, so we thought of this system to work ...
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Rack server with NVidia or ATI GPU

For testing our software product we need to generate raster images on a machine with a ATI or NVidia Workstation graphics adapter. Currently we keep a external desktop machine connected to the rack ...
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Rackable 2U LCD Personalization

So I have several of these machines, however rather than physically labeling them (which I'd rather not do because there is really no place to do it, I would like to have the computer name displayed ...
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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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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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How can I adjust the name of a process I run?

I have a rack/ruby application on a server. I run it as follows: nohup rackup -o 0.0.0.0 -p 1234 & In the output of "top" command it appears as simply "ruby" PID USERNAME THR PRI NICE ...
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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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Rack PDU with IP control and surge protection

Im speccing up a new 16A PDU for a 42u rack build, i need a PDU with IP control so that i can power cycle devices remotely. But I've noticed that most PDUs with IP control don't have surge protection ...
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Stabilising feet for HP rack

I have inherited a HP 10636 G2 42U rack and I'm trying to work out the stabilising feet. Here's a photo of one of the corners (the castor is visible behind the metal bracket): http://imgur.com/a/LLP4K ...
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Server Rack setup, correct? [closed]

I plan to build my server inside a rack. It is pretty simple but not cheap so I wanted to know if everything fits? Parts: -https://www.amazon.de/Serverschrank-stehende-Schrank-Traglast-RAL7035/dp/...
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Rack Power Draw Reliability

I am responsible for several racks worth of gear, and as part of a datacenter efficiency project, I need to move some gear around. One constraint I'm running into juggling these servers around is ...
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Cable management in cabinet and between cabinets

We currently have three cabinets that over time have turned into a spider web. These racks host Servers (power an ethernet connections in the back). Network switches, Firewalls, Routers etc. (all ...
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Choosing the correct server rack width

I am required to setup a server rack 42HE that keeps some 2HE rack servers with following dimensions: 89 mm (H), 437 mm (W), 647 mm (D) The rack i want is a 19" one and available in these dimensions:...
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Difference and compatibility between IBM, Dell, HP server rails

There are 3 main builders of pizza box format servers (19" - 1U, 2U…): IBM Dell HP They all three sell their own rails for the standard or proprietary bay to mount their devices in racks. But what ...
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How is air-flow designed in closed racks?

I have seen (older) racks which are fully-closed. For example similar with plexiglass doors: Or with metal doors without any grid/holes. Are such racks designed for data-centers with raised floors ...
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Message from application: cannot load such file — puppet/util/command_line (LoadError)

I have configured puppet with passenger (using - https://docs.puppet.com/guides/passenger.html AND http://www.olindata.com/blog/2014/09/setup-puppet-master-passenger-and-apache-centos ). [root@a-...
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Why do rack switches have their ports on the front?

I've ordered some rack hardware from Dell. A 42U rack, a 3U EqualLogic SAN, two 1U PowerConnect 5424 switches, three 1U PowerEdge servers, and some other stuff such as a tapedrive, firewall, UPS, etc. ...
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What is “Node Composing” in Intel RSD?

Intel Rack Scale Design (RSD) has some concepts like "Disaggregated Hardware" and allows "Node Composition", but I am not able to find what exactly this is or how it works. EG If a rack has 4 servers,...
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What are the considerations which decide the server Dimensions in Rack Servers?

In a DataCenter, say a rack is 42U high. Some rack servers in that rack can be full-width and 1U high, while some servers can be half-width and 2U high. Yet others can be half-width, 1U, but double ...
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Experiencing lower inter-rack ethernet speed compare to that of intra-rack

I have a cluster with 32 machines. The first 25 machines are on the first rack and the rest 7 machines are on the second rack. Each rack has a 1Gbps Ethernet switch. The network communication between ...
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Can an OS utilize all 4 nodes (4 x 2(22 core) CPUs=176 cores) in a server rack like C6320?

Are the 4 nodes in the C6320 utilized as 4 different sets of CPUs in a hypervisor?Or can they be all used under one OS? Can all of them being used in a 22 x 8 = 176 core system in say Windows?
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Using an earth bonding plug for grounding server rack enclosure

Can an Earth Bonding Plug be used to connect a server rack enclosure for the purposes of electrical grounding from a safety perspective? I've read How do I ground a network switch? (among other ...
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Are Rack-Servers always loud? [closed]

So, I'm thinking about getting a rack server (one blade) at home for stuff like gameserver, rendering, webserver, cloud etc but I'm worried about the loudness of the fans. I've only seen one single ...
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19" network rack shelf depth?

I am wishing to buy a network wallmount 19" rack, with a gross depth of 400mm. How can I know in advance what is the maximum depth of a shelf and what should be the minimum free space between the end ...
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Mounting equipment that only occupies half the depth of the cabinet?

I'm a bit naïve at all of this (sorry!), but I have to install a bunch of equipment in our co-location facility. We have a switch that only occupies half the "depth" of the cabinet. How do I mount ...
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Is there a best placement of hot hardware in a rack to maximize convection cooling for the whole rack?

To maximize convection cooling in a rack, does it make a difference whether the hottest items are at the top or bottom? If so, which produces the most cooling and why? Please limit answers to ones ...
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Can any standard rack server or enclosure be mounted on sliding rails?

I'm looking to buy an empty rack-mounted enclosure (2U to 4U) to fill with some custom equipment. One of the requirements is that we can easily open the enclosure top and access the contents ...
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Has anyone purchased an AcoustiRack?

Looking for first hand experience with an AcoustiRack. Noise is fairly important. The main concern is heat. The unit will have a few Dell servers r510, r620, VRTX fully loaded, 2 APC UPS 2200va. ...
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Cooling Solution for CCTV Rack

I'll do my best to provide a clear question. I'm not a network/server guy...just a young controls/systems engineer who knows enough to be dangerous :) My company is working on a major controls ...
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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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Access unreachable foot of server rack?

I have a server rack that is in the corner. Pushed it there with the installed casters. Instructions seem to be to raise the rack off the casters using the adjustable feet. Problem is I can't reach ...
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In a 42U server rack with 12 very hot 2U-nodes, what is a good configuration? All nodes at the top or bottom?

Currently we cannot fill the 19" rack completely. So we have 12 GPU nodes, 2U each. The 42U rack is connected to a cooling unit that blows cold air in front of the computers, sucking in hot air from ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Does UPS Rack Position Matter

Short version of question: Is there any reason a UPS (or any other device) should be at a particular level in a rack. Long version (with explanation): I have a full height rack with two 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 ...