Rack planning

Miike Lovell mike at dev-zero.net
Fri Apr 3 00:24:59 MDT 2009


On 4/2/2009 1:22 PM, Dave Smith 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?
Excel?!? I had a co-worker that did the datacenter layout in an excel 
spread sheet where like 4 cells were equivalent to one 2 foot tile in 
the datacenter. And he did it for 4 different cages/colos!! It was one 
ugly hack job. I don't recommend it.

Mike



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