Famous operational issues

Eric Kuhnke eric.kuhnke at gmail.com
Sat Feb 20 09:15:35 UTC 2021

>From a datacenter ROI and economics, cooling, HVAC perspective that might
just be the best colo customer ever. As long as they're paying full price
for the cabinet and nothing is *dangerous* about how they've hung the 2U
server vertically, using up all that space for just one thing has to be a
lot better than a customer that makes full and efficient use of space and
all the amperage allotted to them.

On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 11:38 AM tim at pelican.org <tim at pelican.org> wrote:

> On Thursday, 18 February, 2021 16:23, "Seth Mattinen" <sethm at rollernet.us>
> said:
> > I had a customer that tried to stack their servers - no rails except the
> > bottom most one - using 2x4's between each server. Up until then I
> > hadn't imagined anyone would want to fill their cabinet with wood, so I
> > made a rule to ban wood and anything tangentially related (cardboard,
> > paper, plastic, etc.). Easier to just ban all things. Fire reasons too
> > but mainly I thought a cabinet full of wood was too stupid to allow.
> On the "stupid racking" front, I give you most of a rack dedicated to a
> single server.  Not all that high a server, maybe 2U or so, but *way* too
> deep for the rack, so it had been installed vertically.  By looping some
> fairly hefty chain through the handles on either side of the front of the
> chassis, and then bolting the four chain ends to the four rack posts.  I
> wish I'd kept pictures of that one.  Not flammable, but a serious WTF
> moment.
> Cheers,
> Tim.
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