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Rack / Cabinet for Cisco 6513/6509 switches

Hi

I'm currently engaged in a IT definition project and I have to define 4 racks or cabinets (42U) for 2 core switches (6509E) and 2 datacenter switches (6513). Another network equipments will be deployed in these racks (firewalls, VPN concentrators, stackable switches, etc). The racks will be located on the enterprise datacenter and the chassis switches have all slots filled. The datacenter cooling is under the racks.

In this scenario, which kind of rack or cabinet is recommended? What is accepted? (open racks, closed cabinets, forced ventilation, etc). Who are the main manufacturers?

Thanks in advance

Wesley

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Re: Rack / Cabinet for Cisco 6513/6509 switches

Look for Rittal TS-8 Cabinets

http://www.rittal-corp.com/it/cabinets/network/ts8/index.cfm

These are great enclosures.

Bronze

Re: Rack / Cabinet for Cisco 6513/6509 switches

Hi,

The most important thing in general the rack or cabinet width, i think you have to choose either 75 or 80 cm width, this is very important for the cable management for the patch cord cables from the network modules "RJ45".

Another important issue, is the cooling for the 6500 switches, since these Cisco switches have a special case, the fresh air enter the chassis from the right and the bad air exit the chassis from the left. So, take care for this case.

We are using APC brand for the racks and also we choosed special cooling device from APC for the 6500 cooling.

http://www.apcc.com/

And also i think the great lakes cabinets are good.

Please rate helpful posts!

Thanks

Abd Alqader

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Re: Rack / Cabinet for Cisco 6513/6509 switches

We use Great Lakes cabinets. They have a bunch of options as far as doors, perforations, locks, etc. Let me know if you would like model numbers.

http://www.greatcabinets.com/

HTH and please rate

New Member

Re: Rack / Cabinet for Cisco 6513/6509 switches

Look for Rittal TS-8 Cabinets

http://www.rittal-corp.com/it/cabinets/network/ts8/index.cfm

These are great enclosures.

Bronze

Re: Rack / Cabinet for Cisco 6513/6509 switches

Hi,

The most important thing in general the rack or cabinet width, i think you have to choose either 75 or 80 cm width, this is very important for the cable management for the patch cord cables from the network modules "RJ45".

Another important issue, is the cooling for the 6500 switches, since these Cisco switches have a special case, the fresh air enter the chassis from the right and the bad air exit the chassis from the left. So, take care for this case.

We are using APC brand for the racks and also we choosed special cooling device from APC for the 6500 cooling.

http://www.apcc.com/

And also i think the great lakes cabinets are good.

Please rate helpful posts!

Thanks

Abd Alqader

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