Choosing the Existing RACK For HP blade Enclosure

kastro Abbasi
kastro Abbasi used Ask the Experts™
i have many Racks filled with Server.
On which Criteria i should choose the Right Place for Blade Enclosure as i will build full Virtualized enviorment on the Enclosure.As i am afraid of the Power and cooling factor Storage Connectivity and Performance of blade.

Please tell if there is any important thing which needs to be checked before placing the enclosure in Existing Rack.
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Uros Gaberdirector

Lower the better.
1st: warm air accumulates at top
2nd: blade enclosure can weight around 300kg when fully populated and with that in mind, recommendation is to put the heaviest items at the bottom of the rack
Has your aircon got the extra capacity to deal with the populated blade enclosure?
Have you looked at your airflow?
Have you planned your cold and hot aisle strategy?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
Fellow 2018
Expert of the Year 2017

Also look at power requirements to supply the correct power for the blade enclosure.

If you do not have sufficient AirCon, you may need to purchase a rack which contains enclosed AirCon.

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