Show us your Rack! ;)

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  1. jrm

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    House rack:
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    Lab rack:
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  2. closed_gate

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    This is my rack. Mostly for VMware study.

    From top to bottom.
    Netgear 24 port Gigabit unmanaged
    HP DL360 - Not used anymore
    Whitebox iSCSI SAN (NAS4Free) vSphere share storage (4 x 250GB drives)
    Whitebox AMD fX6300, 32GB RAM
    HP DL380 G6 - Dual Xeon L5420, 72GB, 8 x 146GB 10k drives (VSAN) - runs 3 nested hosts
    Old machine not used - Just sitting
    IBM X3650 - Dual Xeon 5420, 24Gb, 2 x 73Gb - 4 x 146Gb. (For SALE at present). Used as FreeNas Datastore


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  3. Opticon

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    With life (inc now Mrs and her kid) getting in the way I never got to try messing around with a rpi for fan control etc.

    Now that I have a small PC in there and it's been getting warmer the fan noise is getting more noticeable. I've done some searching but haven't found anything that doesn't seem over the top so far.

    What's everyone using for fan/temp control in similar setups? Just need a basic setup, preferably not PC controlled
     
  4. miguelala

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    I don't have enough room for a normal rack.
    So Introducing my wall mounted Vertical Rack:

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    Its hidden by my study desk and main rig.

    Note the Ubiquit US-8-150W POE switch is powering:
    • Ubiquiti UniFi Security Gateway 3P
    • Ubiquiti UniFi AP-AC-Pro #1 (not shown)
    • Ubiquiti UniFi AP-AC-Pro #2 (not shown)
    • Netgear Cable Modem in bridge mode
    • Raspberry Pi running HassIO / Home Assitant
    • Raspberry Pi running piHole
    Idle POE power draw is 32 watts in total.

    Also shown:
    • Philips Hue Light controller
    • 24 port switch
    Not shown:
    • Whitebox KVM with 24Gb Ram, 4 x Hotswap 4TB 7200 rpm, 2 x Hotstwap 256Gb SSD with the following VM's:
      • Samba file server
      • Unifi Controller
      • URbackup Server
      • OpenVPN server
      • Torrent box

    Currently waiting for batteries to be delivered APC BR1000 UPS to power POE switch and server.
     
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  5. tin

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    We're going to have a "rack" like that where I work in a few weeks... Waiting for NBN to get connected (FTTC).

    Currently everything is just stacked up in a corner. Rather untidy and cables all tangled.
     
  6. saboteurEK

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    Here's my setup under the house consisting of a QNAP TS-212 and TS-251+ both running Debian 9, a MikroTik RB2011 running OpenWRT (Internet via the HFC NBN NTU on the left) and the power injector for the UniFi AP-AC-LR:

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    I've got a 120mm extraction fan in the top of the cabinet to keep airflow moving.

    Power is supplied via an APC Smart-UPS 700:

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    The picture above doesn't show it but I've just added a fan to the UPS to bring the battery temps down:
    https://forums.overclockers.com.au/threads/added-a-fan-to-my-apc-smart-ups-700.1261837/

    Cheers
     
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  7. s4mmy

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    Got mine split into two, an inside rack where the NBN etc comes in, an outside (shed) rack were my NAS etc live.

    Will be replacing the shed rack with a new 18RU unit that will go under a staircase. Just waiting on a renovation!

    Inside
    Unifi USG
    Unifi 24port POE Switch (runs 4 cameras + 1 AP)
    NBN NTU
    Power Rail

    Shed
    Unifi 24port POE Switch (runs 2 cameras + 1AP)
    Power Rail
    Dell SFF running ESX
    Synology DS1816+
     

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  8. saboteurEK

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    That's a pretty cool setup. As both your switches have SFP ports it would be worth looking into fibre SFP modules so you don't need to worry about grounding issues etc. A pair of these would work well:
    https://mikrotik.com/product/S-85DLC05D-180

    Obviously you'd need a dual LC UPC patch lead that is long enough for the run. :)
     
  9. s4mmy

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    Already have this covered, i have a bunch of modules. Just waiting on the renovation, i have a conduit planned to run between the house and shed (approx 70m cable length).
    Right now i'm using a wireless bridge (2x Ubiqiti Nanobeam Gen2), works a treat.
     

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    Thats a really nice rack. Do you mind me asking where you got it from
     
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    Lots of great racks here guys :D Unfortunately I dont have room for one for the equipment I have
     
  14. s4mmy

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    Well come on then, show us what equipment you have!
     
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    I have the same one just a little bigger, almost finished just need canle management done

    Cisco 2900 with 8port POE gigabit HWIC, 48 port PoE NME, 3/4G backup, VDSL hwic (on the way) and a 2960 which I’m probably going to remove

    I’ve fitted a fan at the top of the rack with a sonoff temp/humidity switch, keeps things cool

    PoE is great, powers wifi points and cameras among other things like lights
     

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