[rescue] Deciding how to place machines in a rack...

Brian Deloria bdeloria at gmail.com
Wed Mar 5 16:51:15 CST 2008

Yes, but then you' can't say you're also using it as a midget telephone

On Wed, Mar 5, 2008 at 4:47 PM, Patrick Finnegan <pat at computer-refuge.org>

> On Wednesday 05 March 2008, Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
> > One thing to which I can attest:
> >
> > At work, I had a rack with a bunch of 4U machines in the top and
> > louvered doors, front and back.  There was a bunch of unused space in
> > the bottom.  I was getting thermal alarms from the machines.  One of
> > my cow-orkers suggested putting blanking panels in the bottom of the
> > rack. The extra isolation between the front and back of the rack was
> > enough to keep the alarms from going off.
> Populating the rack from the top down can cause other issues too, like
> tipping over and crushing things if you bump into the rack, or there's
> an earthquake, or you pull one machine out, or ...
> Pat
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