The Important Part

Lnorigb‘s been going nuts showing off our home improvements today. Yet somehow she forgot to show off the MOST IMPORTANT PART!

Here it is, the Casa Rumz server closet!

HELL YEAH!

And yes, the most powerful device in that whole thing is a Mac Mini.

2 Comments »

  1. Jesse Blomberg Said,

    February 20, 2010 @ 11:16 pm

    I need a diagram. What all you got going on here?

  2. Ogre Said,

    February 21, 2010 @ 1:18 am

    From top to bottom:
    WiFi antenna on top of rack (one of two wifi networks in the house, we have lots of reception problems)

    On the first shelf:
    Liliput 7″ touch screen monitor. The touch screen part is mostly a bust. It works, but barely. So it’s really just a tiny monitor. Apple bluetooth keyboard. Crappy ancient laptop mouse. That is all basically for emergency use only, mostly if I need to talk to the mini it’ll be over ssh or vnc (or to the google talk bot that runs on it, I suppose I could make a post out of that too!) D-link wifi router.

    Second shelf: 2TB Buffalo NAS, Raid 5. Mac Mini. Cable modem. The NAS’ main purpose is to be the Mini’s iTunes storage, with lots of video (we’ve got AppleTV too, yes I drank the Kool-aid, but a lot of that video is from sources… other than iTunes. That’s a whole ‘nother post too)

    Then come the actual rack mounted components: Patch panel, 24 port switch, power strip, 300W UPS.

    Not pictured: the closet it’s in has a ventilation system with a temperature sensor. Having gotten everything running now, I’m not sure how necessary that really was, all of this stuff is running pretty cool so far. But it’s there for future expansion (I might stick a Linux server in there if I can rationalize a need for it), and it probably will get pretty hot down there in the summer regardless.

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