Server Racks running hot
Posted on 2013-05-13
I have a two server racks in my apartment
XrackPro Noise Reduction Enclosure 4U
Enclosed 42U Rack
The room is 20 x 15 8 foot ceiling.
My room temperature is between 70 and 72 degrees
I placed a sensor in both racks
The enclosed 42U Rack is running 83 84 degrees
in that rack I have several devices
4 Dell Desktop servers
2 cisco routers one rack mount other on vented shelf
1 cisco rack mount switch 18 port gb
2 NAS storge devices
4 USB external drives one for each of the servers
Buffalo WiFi Router
The door panels are vented top to bottom
I do have a solid shelf on the bottom of the rack
No fans inside the rack.
In the XRackPro runs about the same temp 83 84 degrees
that only has one Dell Poweredge 1950
If I close all the doors the temp goes above 90 and eventually the dell poweredge 1950 gets a warning temperature ambient
The XRackPro does have a fan installed which is running and I feel hot air when I place my hand near it so it seems to be sucking out the hot air but maybe not fast enough or powerful enough?
I need to leave the front door open so the temp remains low but that defeats the purpose of the XRackpro the Dell 1950 is very noisy and the Xrackpro silences the server when the door is closed.
Any thoughts on how I can bring the temperature down in both racks?