Rack for Home Lab DIY
Server racks aren’t limited to data centers and IT closets. With a little creativity and ingenuity, you can turn any rack into a personalized home lab. IT Networking Specialist, Mark G. used RackSolutions 16U Rack with our Dell compatible shelves to create a unique and custom home lab. Below is the list of the products Mark used and links to where you can find them.
What You Need
- 16U Rack
- Mark. G chose a 16U rack because it fit his specific needs. RackSolutions offers a wide variety of server rack in a number of “U” sizes. Give us a call if you need help finding the right size.
- 24″ Shelf (Dell Compatible)
- The shelf will be used to house any non-rack-mountable equipment which might include a UPS system or router. Mark used a 24″ shelf, but you can use whatever size shelf you need as long as it fits in the 19″ rack.
- Hook-and-Loop Straps
- Hook-and-loop straps will be used to tie-down and bundle cables together which not only keep your rack neat and organized, but it will also make it much easier to do maintenance to your equipment.