Free Geek Server Rack Build Part 2

Posted: February 11th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Free Geek | 2 Comments »

Old Server Room

Old Server Room

Welp, so many people emailed me about my last post that I had to include this. Better late than ever, Ladies and Gentlemen! May I introduce you to the Free Geek server room. Now granted, I understand that this photo doesn’t look all too bad, but let me assure you this is its ‘good side.’ If we removed the angry Joshua, as well as a door we would find many horrible scene. Such as two APC UPS 1400, both with missing front bezels, only the PCB and connecting ribbon remains. Be careful, if you at them the wrong way, they turn off! Above them is the sink for the bathroom that has been turned into a shelf to hold up a 5 bay 160GB SCSI RAID box that is our ONLY backup.

Screen shot 2010-02-11 at 12.58.49 AM So over the last couple days we’ve gotten in a decent 48 port switch built by extreme networks as well as two APC SmartUPS 3000’s. After we put these in I got to work building our new trunk back to an existing switch. As you can see from the pic to the side getting this cable from point A to B is going to be a little challenging. Not only does it have to get in behind that huge shelving unit, but that huge shelving unit is covered by more shelving 6ft deep.

IMG_0119This was the result! My whole body pinned between a crap load of iMacs and the upper shelf, it hurt like hell but at least I got an ab workout! 😉 Eventually I got the cables fished thru, crimped and nicely zap strapped in. At the end of the day Joshua and I were able to install:

  • 2 x APC SmartUPS 3000 XL
  • 2 x HP ProLiant DL360 G4’s
  • 48 port Extreme Networks switch
  • 10 port 1U 15A PDU
  • LACP trunk
  • Next up will be network configuration!



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    2 Comments on “Free Geek Server Rack Build Part 2”

    1. 1 Kamil Kisiel said at 2:04 pm on February 11th, 2010:

      New setup looks awesome. I still need to get off my ass and in there and help some time.

    2. 2 Jordan Eunson said at 9:39 am on February 12th, 2010:

      That would be great cause we’re hoping to introduce failover gateways and could use your help getting carp up and running.


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