Help me rewire my serverroom
Posted on 2009-05-04
I have a small server room I manage at my company. It's been about 2 years since we've been at this new location, and I am bringing in a new rack. It's always been a pain kind when it came to the cabling. We don't have rack mountable UPS units. We use simple small business UPS units. So I have 1 or 2 servers connected to each of these UPS's. Right now we have 2 42U Dell Racks. 1 is dedicated to the servers, while the other is dedicated to the network switches and patch panel. Originally I thought hey I could install the switch in the rack itself, but then because the main switch acted kind of like the hub, it just semed easier to have a dedicated rack for network items.
Now I am looking at purchasing another 42U rack. what is the best way to run my cables? How do you plan for the number of cables per server, cat5 that is. I dont use the tie locks but just the dell server cable management arm that installs on the back of the server.
Any help pictures GREATLY appreciated.