Erik Trulsson wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 04, 2009 at 08:30:50AM -0500, Glen Barber wrote:
>> On Sun, Jan 4, 2009 at 8:21 AM, Aryeh M. Friedman
>> <> wrote:
>>> I have a server that is a full tower case and want to co-locate it and
>>> all the providers list pricing in rackmount units.... so what value of x
>>> in xU should I get?
>> When it comes to rackmounts, 1U = 1.75 inches.  2U would be 3.5
>> inches, etc.  I'll let you do the measuring and math. ;)
> It might be worth noting that 1U corresponds exactly to the height of
> a typical bay for 5.25" units.
> A normal tower case when lain on the side normally has a height
> of approximately 4U.  Note though that most tower cases are not designed
> to be rackmounted and will not fit in typical rack.
> There are some cases available though that can be used both as
> floor-standing towers, or as rack-mounted cases.
> I suspect that many co-location services either only accepts rack-mountable
> servers, or charge extra for non-rackmounted cases, so it might be worth
> checking that

The only reason I said tower is I am making the server almost identical
to my desktop machine which is the most reliable machine I have had in
my 20 year career and thus am going to be using the same case and such
(only diff is the motherboard model is no longer avail. in ihc9 so I
will have ihc10 but from my reading of -current@ and cvs-@ this is not
an issue)
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