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#90884 2-Oct-2011 11:40
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Hey Guys, just wondering if anybody has done something similar.

Would like to rack mount a couple of items at home. Looking for a small type rack thats suitable for the home office.

Need to house the following, so need to have power as well:

- 32 port rack mounted switch
- Wireless ADSL home router (not rack mountable but would be good to have it housed inside)
- Linksys Voip phone adaptor (also not rack mountable)
- Rack mountable linux server.
- Maybe a desktop computer as well which I use as a media server.

My idea is just to get everything house nicely into one single place. Would be nice too if the rack was portable and could me moved around. 

Any ideas?  

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  #528253 2-Oct-2011 13:25
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You can get the table from

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  #528257 2-Oct-2011 13:35
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How deep is your server? I would have a look at Trademe or the computer recycling place in Penrose who have a number of second hand racks.

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  #529212 4-Oct-2011 22:18
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A cheap option might be an open rack normally for patch panels etc how long is the server?


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  #529798 5-Oct-2011 21:16
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Thanks for the help guys. The server is only about 30cm long. 

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  #530202 6-Oct-2011 16:03
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So too deep for a shallow cabinet then, and you need to ensure enough ventilation going into and out of the cabinet. You wouldn't want it in a dusty area or open to airflow from outside either, so I wonder if the servers that generate a fair amount of heat should be in a separate enclosure from the switch, router and ATA ? ie somewhere easier to manage ventilation. That would allow your network cabinet to be on a wall in the garage while your servers might get their own cupboard or something.

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