[AusNOG] Switch installation in data centre racks - front facing, or rear facing?

David Hooton david.hooton at ordnance.co
Wed Oct 4 12:55:17 EST 2017

> On 3/10/17, 10:34 pm, "AusNOG on behalf of Ken Wilson" <ausnog-bounces at lists.ausnog.net<mailto:ausnog-bounces at lists.ausnog.net> on behalf of ken.wilson at opengear.com<mailto:ken.wilson at opengear.com>> wrote:
> Tagging onto this - does the same go for your out-of-band equipment? (those that have it)
Yes absolutely, as Nick has mentioned for his IPMI switches we generally use rear facing OOB everywhere. Most servers and other non networking equipment generally put their network ports on the back of their devices, it just makes sense to keep network patching all on one side of the rack so we don’t have cables running from front to rear. I am surprised how many vendors still don’t offer rear to front airflow boxes.
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