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

Brian Deloria bdeloria at gmail.com
Fri Mar 7 12:54:46 CST 2008

Have you ever gotten told that the beige APC's are ugly and even though they
still work they don't match the color of the black servers so they need to
be replaced?  I guess that's why I don't like sane people in the datacenter.

On Fri, Mar 7, 2008 at 11:53 AM, Dan Sikorski <me at dansikorski.com> wrote:

> Robert Darlington wrote:
> > Racks with the fronts and backs off are ugly to most sane people.
> > Racks with the doors closed are ovens.  The fans at the top assist in
> > cooling by drawing air up through the bottom of the rack and out the
> > top, but also up through the front and out the back of the machines
> > (and again, out the top).
> >
> It all depends on the rack and what is in it, some look great with the
> front off, and some are better with things covered up.  This applies to
> both the datacenter and human anatomy definitions of rack, IMHO.
>    -Dan Sikorski
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