OT: Server Cabinet

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Wed May 4 13:14:25 UTC 2011

On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 4:43 AM, Robert Lusby <nanogwp at gmail.com> wrote:
>We have a HP Server Cabinet (42U 10842 G2), that we've stripped down to the
>bare-bones chassis. It now measures 750mm wide.
> We have a door-way that said server cabinet must fit through, measuring up
> at 620mm.

Hi Rob,

My first reaction on hearing that you have a two-foot doorway to move
this cabinet through is: what else is wrong with the room that makes
it entirely unsuitable for hosting a server cabinet? There's adequate
power behind a home bathroom-size doorway? Adequate cooling? Adequate
clearance around the cabinet once past the doorway?

An HP 10642 cabinet is 597mm wide. Ditch the extra-wide cabinet and
use 1U power strips instead of the so-called zero-U jobbies. A 10636
cabinet is shorter too, making it easier to fit in small spaces.


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