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

Brian Deloria bdeloria at gmail.com
Thu Mar 6 09:55:54 CST 2008

did you say rack winch?!?!

On Wed, Mar 5, 2008 at 4:56 PM, Sridhar Ayengar <ploopster at gmail.com> wrote:

> Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> > 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 ...
> Except there was a heavy PDU in the very bottom of the rack, and the
> rack was bolted to the floor.  And we have a rack-winch.
> Peace...  Sridhar
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