I was given server rooms where server racks are placed front-to-back without cold aisle and hot aisle. The racks are of mixed brands. I approached our APC rep and was advised to change the racks to APC racks and install back rack doors with exhaust fans as such add-ons are only meant for APC racks. Further, all these racks are having live servers running for 24x7 production systems. To arange for rack shifting or replacement requires a great deal of effort for seeking clearance and high cost will be incurred. Of course, one of the major concerns is 'what if a few servers just refuse to wake up after the shift?'.
The space between the racks is about 3 floor boards or less.
I would like to seek your expert advice on what other alternatives I have to improve the cooling efficiency for the server rooms.
Thank you very much for your help and advice.
September 21, 2008 3:02 AM
February 10, 2011 11:10 PM