Rack planning

William Attwood wattwood at gmail.com
Thu Apr 2 15:30:28 MDT 2009

I would most defenitely find good use for that software.

Sent from my iPhone

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.
> --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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