Power distribution is the key element, does it have redundent feeds, does it
have power sequencers for the power distribution outlets (i.e. all sockets
don't come on at once when powered up), do the redundant feeds power
seperate power distribution outlets, what is the rating of each outlet and
what is the entire power distribution strip maximum power? (i.e. an outlet
might be rated at 10A but the whole distribution strip will not support that
current out of every outlet). Blade chassis are particularly harsh in power
draw and a typical 10A rated outlet on a power distribution strip will be
overwhelmed, take care if using blade chassis.
The rest is would like to have. What options does the vendor give you in
monitoring, remote control, security etc although most of these are
available third party. Most rack mounted equipment is front to back cooled
now so you should not require any forced cooling but may need it in certain
Make sure the vendors rack meets the 19" Electronic Industries Association
standard, EIA-310-D rack enclosures.
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