wattwood at gmail.com
Thu Apr 2 15:30:28 MDT 2009
I would most defenitely find good use for that software.
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On Apr 2, 2009, at 2:27 PM, Dave Smith <dave at thesmithfam.org> wrote:
> By the way, my company created a Visio add-in to do the same thing,
> and after about 3 racks full of gear, Visio used over 1GB of RAM and
> ground to a halt. Needless to say, we aren't Visio experts, and I
> was only too happy to have a reason to ditch Visio.
> We ended up rolling our own software with Qt, and it rocks.
> All you data center monkeys out there: Would this sort of tool be
> useful to you? It lets you drag-and-drop equipment into racks,
> create custom equipment "stencils", cable stuff together, etc. It
> can produce lots of nice reports, like rack elevation documents and
> cable labels.
> William Attwood wrote:
>> Visio has 3rd party software you can use to lay out specific
>> hardware in specific racks; down to the make and model of servers
>> and other devices.
>> Google visio server stencils
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Apr 2, 2009, at 12:22 PM, Dave Smith <dave at thesmithfam.org> wrote:
>>> Does anyone know of software (commercial, Free, or otherwise) that
>>> can be used to layout server racks? Think data center. I want
>>> software to help me plan out, physically, where my servers and
>>> other equipment will reside in their respective racks. Ideally, it
>>> would also help me plan cabling needs as well (like how long my
>>> cat-5 cables or power cables need to be).
>>> Any ideas?
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