[AusNOG] Test lab storage / racking
dsmhood at gmail.com
Fri Aug 6 11:54:30 EST 2010
I have a full height 42RU rack at home. Bought it for like $50 off ebay.
Currently got an assortment of rack mounted servers and cisco gear in it.
On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 11:52 AM, ComKal Networks <admin at comkal.com.au> wrote:
> Hi Julien,
>> What do people do for their lab gear?
>> And for home use there's often space issues with a rack.
> I use two racks I bought at a Port Melbourne auction about
> 8 years ago for $1 a piece. Then attacked both with a grinder
> and drill to get the hieght down to 1.7m. I use shelfs on these
> for everything except the gigaswitch is bolted on the top of
> the frame, and the power filter/outlet is bolted on the bottom
> of the frame. I dont use the side or door panels either, just
> the rack frame.
>> My own home lab is very quickly expanding and needs something more then
>> a pile in a corner of my home office (fortunately my personal M40e has
>> now been sold, or this would be a *much* bigger problem).
> I gave my RS6000 F50 away as its was just to big, kept a desktop
> boxed RS6000 though. Would like to get a MicroVAX 3600 or
> something similiar (read small) for nostalgic reasons but that can
> wait until I go from Melbourne to Perth. Still have IBM PC Servers
> 500 and 720 just for the memories of all those SCSI disks powering up :o)
> Ian Manners
> ComKal Networks Australia
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