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Offline melloa

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Helping a guy ...
« on: March 15, 2017, 04:09:15 AM »
Well ... helping a guy that wants to consolidate all his QNAPS HDDs on a FreeNAS. He is getting a Supermicro 3U X9DRI-LN4F+ 16 Bay 2x Xeon 8 Core CPU LSI SAS2 SATA SSD FREENAS for that http://www.ebay.com/itm/152471120708 and is planning to mount on a vertical rack  :o.

https://www.racksolutions.com/wall-mount-rack.html?ififorce=us

I can see his server been decapitated, the front face attached to the rack and the rest of the chassis down to the floor...

Offline Edd Noman

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Re: Helping a guy ...
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2017, 12:13:01 PM »
That could work depending on the case he is planing to use, but if he have to purchase everything it would not been my first choise

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Re: Helping a guy ...
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2017, 02:06:27 PM »
The case is the supermicro chassis with 20+ hotswap on my post. My other question to him was how many people to lift that and lower into the rack?  ::)

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Re: Helping a guy ...
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2017, 02:32:21 PM »
That server will not fit properly in that rack, and you would have to floor mount it for it not to fall of the wall

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Re: Helping a guy ...
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2017, 07:32:34 PM »
That server will not fit properly in that rack, and you would have to floor mount it for it not to fall of the wall
NO!!! >:( That is all wrong about the "floor mount it" part lol there would be no support for the back end of the chassis, that is a patch panel rack (more or less).

I worked at Softlayer for some time and all they run is Supermicro servers, Supermicro 3U server chassis would need rails due to the weight of the chassis let a lone the drives and MOBO, or you could get away with a 2-post server rack ( something like this https://www.racksolutions.com/relay-racks.html ) and some shelves for it but, the rack would need to be mounted down and the server can still slide around...

When picking a rack you should tell this guy to keep this in-mind, will he be adding more to the rack latter and will the rack have networking on it + the rack should ALWAYS support the servers that are going in it.

Here is what I would get or at lest something like this. 8)
Server:
Supermicro 3U server chassis
Height: 5.2" (132 mm)
Width: 17.2" (437 mm)
Depth: 25.5" (647 mm)
Gross Weight: 52 lbs (23.59 kg)
Packaging (W x H x L): 26.6" (676 mm) x 13" (330 mm) x 39.9" (1013 mm)

http://www.supermicro.com/products/chassis/3U/836/SC836E16-R1200B

Rack
iStarUSA WN1510
Weight Capacity: 2200 lbs.
Width: Post-to-post:17.75"::Hole-to-hole:18.5"
Height: 27.25"
Depth: 34.25" max

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816215213

« Last Edit: March 15, 2017, 07:39:01 PM by Fmslick »

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Re: Helping a guy ...
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2017, 08:43:16 PM »
Guess what? He is installing on a closet 2 ft deep (60 cm). No space, so the brilliant solution. I'm sure wont'work.

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Re: Helping a guy ...
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2017, 04:00:31 AM »
Guess what? He is installing on a closet 2 ft deep (60 cm). No space, so the brilliant solution. I'm sure wont'work.
Really? ::) Alright that info would have been nice in the first post!

It's cool I got one more for ya!  ;)
Product dimensions
Length: 55cm (21 5/8 ")
Width: 55cm (21 5/8 ")
Height: 45cm (17 3/4 ")
Almost 9U of rack space

https://wiki.eth0.nl/index.php/LackRack
« Last Edit: March 16, 2017, 04:04:58 AM by Fmslick »