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   * Hacklab secondary switch can move to mid-rack and be used for servers   * Hacklab secondary switch can move to mid-rack and be used for servers
   * Replacement Hacklab router (assuming a 1U full-depth) can go mid-rack   * Replacement Hacklab router (assuming a 1U full-depth) can go mid-rack
 +  * fit two high-capacity PDUs, attached to different circuits
 +    * <​del>​e.g. 2x 12x IEC [[http://​www.ebay.co.uk/​itm/​272338067146]]</​del>​
 +    * e.g. 2x 12x IEC [[http://​www.ebay.co.uk/​itm/​121997934909]]
 +==== New Shelf layout ====
 +
 +  * Tower PCs should have the same front-to-back airflow as the rack
 +  * Take the top-half or bottom-half of two shelf units, instead of top and bottom of one unit
 +  * Tower PCs can go on front shelf, Raspberry Pis and console can go on back-shelf
 +  * More power strips
 +  * Use a single Anker power supply or 2-3 Ikea USB chargers to reduce cabling for Pis
 +  * Use a dumb gigabit switch to reduce network cabling (Server LAN only, special cases can keep connecting to the rack switch)
  
 ==== Circuit Re-balancing ==== ==== Circuit Re-balancing ====
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 Need to: Need to:
  
-  * Identify suitable back-boxes for cable conduit+  * Identify suitable back-boxes for cable conduit: [[http://​www.cmsplc.com/​trunking-systems/​maxi-trunking/​cabledec-maxi-trunking/​cabledec-plus-maxi-trunking-accessory-boxes.html|cmsplc.com]]
   * Purchase back-boxes, twin sockets, additional cable   * Purchase back-boxes, twin sockets, additional cable
 +    * <​del>​3x twin backboxes (plus 2x twin and 1x single spares for future projects)</​del>​
 +    * 3x http://​cpc.farnell.com/​crabtree/​4306-d/​2g-dp-switched-skt-13a/​dp/​PL11953
 +    * <​del>​2.5mm multipack: http://​www.ebay.co.uk/​itm/​6491X-1-5mm-2-5mm-4mm-Single-Core-Conduit-Cable-Wire-Green-Yellow-Earth-/​262253607970</​del>​
   * Arrange access to plant room to switch-off power   * Arrange access to plant room to switch-off power
   * Schedule downtime (can be mitigated by running essential systems from another circuit)   * Schedule downtime (can be mitigated by running essential systems from another circuit)
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 ==== New Router ==== ==== New Router ====
  
-Ideal configuration would be a Dell R610 with two power supplies. RAM requirement is modest (4GB). Disks should be modest but hardware RAID1.+Ideal configuration would be a Dell R610 with two power supplies. RAM requirement is modest (1G).
  
-Software is likely to be VyOS, BSD-RP or other router environment.+Software is likely to be BSDRP.
  
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