Rack planning

Jessie Morris jessie at confettiantiques.com
Thu Apr 2 15:49:48 MDT 2009


On Thursday 02 April 2009 3:27:01 pm Dave Smith 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.
>
> --Dave
>
> 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:
> >> Pluggers:
> >>
> >> 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?
> >>
> >> --Dave
>
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I'd love that!

-- 

Jessie Morris





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