So our server room is now finished and I’m looking to buy and load up server racks.
The server room is 11’ 2" front to back, 12’ 6" side to side, and 8’ 9" floor to ceiling.
I should be able to have 4’ in the front of the rack and 3’ in the back of the rack.
I have 2 split package AC units that blow on the front of the servers which are 1’ deep and above head level. All of the lights are 2.5" at their thickest point.
Here’s what I have physically in terms of racks that aren’t in use yet:
1 x 24U 2-post communications rack
1 x 36U 4-post server rack with vertical cable management that hangs off the back.
Here’s a rough equipment list:
6 x 2U servers
3 x 4U storage arrays
2 x 6U worth of Eaton battery backup gear
2U of copper patch panels that go to other parts of the building
3U of fiber patch panels that go to other buildings
4U core switch
1U edge switch
I’m thinking of sticking with my tiny 24U 2post rack for now for communications/patch panels and 2 of these racks for servers:
The back of the racks face the door, so I’ll want to put a lot of thought into cable management and layout.