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  Reply # 1966881 2-Mar-2018 09:02
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If fiber ever arrives here, Ive got perfect location to setup as a comms cabinet/rack but until then, Im too embarrassed to post a photo of my current "setup" - lets just say it involves a lot of dust and cabling sitting behind my monitor......





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  Reply # 1966962 2-Mar-2018 11:05
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At the home owners' request I have put in a few of the in-wall steel "data cabinets" but I do not recommend them. They are not well designed for the equipment they house (IMHO).

 

if there are 8 (or fewer) RJ45 sockets I would recommend a couple of standard flush boxes with 4 sockets each for the "patch panel" and a shelf or cupboard for the equipment.

 

If more RJ45 ports are required you can use a 2U 19" rack for a 24 way patch panel and a 19" wide switch and it can double as a shelf for the other equipment.

 

These are my thoughts so YMMV





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  Reply # 1966967 2-Mar-2018 11:19
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Comms Corner: Budget edition


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  Reply # 1966969 2-Mar-2018 11:22
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All this intelligence and we are still stuck with ugly and cumbersome power cables, power bricks that consume 2 slots and so on 🙄




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  Reply # 1967165 2-Mar-2018 17:00
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Umm yeah. Not proud of the monstrosity.

 


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  Reply # 1967167 2-Mar-2018 17:08
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Quinny:

 

Umm yeah. Not proud of the monstrosity. Can never make pictures show here sorry. Tried to upload and just get no files uploaded. Tried code and nope.

 

 

Upload fails if the file is too big (> 2MB I think).


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  Reply # 1967176 2-Mar-2018 17:24
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SumnerBoy:

 

Quinny:

 

Umm yeah. Not proud of the monstrosity. Can never make pictures show here sorry. Tried to upload and just get no files uploaded. Tried code and nope.

 

 

Upload fails if the file is too big (> 2MB I think).

 

 

Hugs. Tries again. 

 


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  Reply # 1967177 2-Mar-2018 17:28
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@Quinny But I already embedded your other photo ;)

 

If you're using the Geekzone photo uploader it needs to be less than 2mb. Your photo was massive on Imgur so glad it didn't embed successfully ;)





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  Reply # 1967181 2-Mar-2018 17:36
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Quinny:

 

SumnerBoy:

 

Quinny:

 

Umm yeah. Not proud of the monstrosity. Can never make pictures show here sorry. Tried to upload and just get no files uploaded. Tried code and nope.

 

 

Upload fails if the file is too big (> 2MB I think).

 

 

Hugs. Tries again. 

 

 

Dang.... are all those ports in use? so much blue cable.





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  Reply # 1967182 2-Mar-2018 17:40
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my setup has gotten abit out of control, and scattered in places

 

this is my original setup

 

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this was the rack i built for my shed to house all the gear, but i want more room in my shed so its slowly getting relocated, now i have moved the server inside in the old hot-water cupboard and have another server out in the shed which belongs to a friend that im hosting for him while he is in between houses, in that rack is my fire wall in the old barracuda email filter case that i got off of trade me for $50 and re fitted with new main board ssd and so on, then the is a apc 3kva ups which supplies all the rack gear and servers, even the one in the house and also a few circuits in the house including my office pc and the gas hot water.

 

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this is where i relocated my server to, i have just finished sorting out the ducting for the extract fan and the new intake filter which now keeps the cupboard cool and takes all the heat out surprisingly well,

 

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this is the server after it had a birthday over xmas with a new stack of hard drives,

 

it now has 10 4tb WD reds, 4 in raid 5 giving me a 10tb array and 6 in raid5 giving me a 20tb array

 

and 8 146gb SAS disks in raid 5 totaling 1tb and then cable tied on the side ( because there are no more spare caddies) are 3 120gb SSDs

 

i am thinking of moving the fire wall and the switches in to the cupboard, but its goign to take a bit of time and then i would also need to relocate the ont as well which will be fun as the single mode fiber that ultrafast use does not like the splicer from work.


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  Reply # 1967239 2-Mar-2018 19:01
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Love how pro so many of these are - mine not so much :)

 

51 TB unRAID server at bottom - dumb switch in the middle - VDSL modem/router at top - UPS not in shot and ditto 8 port terminal panel for the ports around the house....oh yeah a a truck load of other hobby stuff :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1967247 2-Mar-2018 19:32
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Comms shelf.. need to remove that cloudkey as I host my controller in AWS now

 


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  Reply # 1967251 2-Mar-2018 19:36
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My Comms cabinet I will clean it up when fibre arrives and I get rid of Fibre bloody X


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  Reply # 1967269 2-Mar-2018 20:01
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@epr - what's the spacing like for plug packs on the Jackson 1RU power rail?


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