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Server Rack Configuration Best Practices

By drfox ·
I am looking to gather information on best practices for the installations of servers into a rack environment. We are mainly using IBM Xseries servers with the odd old Compaq proliant thrown into the mix. I am looking to get info on what is required in the racks and where is the besk posstion to place the servers. Also i would like to know if there are any industry standards for Rack configurations etc, to maximise server uptime whilst keeping cost and heat down to a minimum.

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Many Thanks
David

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by robin In reply to Server Rack Configuration ...

Hi David
First I will give you a link to IBM rack Configurator
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/BBOD-3MDQFF.html

This is a good starting point for your rack or racks it will automatically place the devices in the right places for you. There is also an option for third party server's to be defined.

Another very good program that I use is the Dell Rack Advisor
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R91359&formatcnt=1&libid=0&fileid=119636
this program places the heavy equipment at the bottom of the rack to help stability and again has an option for third party equipment to be added

Hope this gets you started all the equipment for the vendor is included I fined the Dell program the best but as you are a IBM shop start with there program.

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by drfox In reply to

Exactly what i am after Thank YOu

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