I’ve got computers in my home running 24/7. They’re pretty pointless, but I still keep them running. The fact that they are noisy, however, was starting to get on my nerves.
I’ve become rather fond of all types of 19-inch rack equipment. Such equipment is typically only found in actual data centers, or other similar facilities. However… I had a spare room at home…
Some time ago I read about the LackRack. Just google it. Basically it’s a way to build really cheap 19″ rack frames by using the cheapest side tables that IKEA offers.
So I went to IKEA and got myself two tables such as this. Fifty-eight swedish kronors. Yikes.
Pretty, eh? Well, not really. But it’s a start. It’s really quite funny that the stuff actually fits, almost like IKEA really had that planned all along.
A LackRack equipped with:
- Two servers inside really inexpensive (but functional) 4U chassis
- A short-depth 1U Supermicro server used as router
- A 24 port GbE Netgear Smart Switch
- Some other network equipment and a KVM switch from the 90’s
My inner geek is not yet satisfied.