Question: Moving an Office

Dominic Marks dom at helenmarks.co.uk
Mon Jan 8 15:35:02 GMT 2007


On Mon, 8 Jan 2007 15:25:16 -0000 (UTC)
"Spadge Fromley" <spadge at fromley.net> wrote:

> 
> > Dominic
> >
> > Lots and lots of planning - make sure everyone is aware of timescales
> > etc.
> >
> > NB getting a leased line moved can be anywhere up to 50 WORKING days!!
> >
> > Design the comms/server room with plant of space and plan, plan and plan
> > again...make sure you've got enough power/A/C and theres no isssues with
> > weight on any Racks you plan to install...
> >
> > The Practice of System and network Administration (ISBN 0-201-7071-1) is
> > very good on server room design as well..
> 
> Yeah, I just asked someone (on IRC, hence the appalling punctuation and
> grammar) who I know has recently been through all this, and his response
> was:
> 
> "Where to start ... moving office is dead easy as long as you do several
> things :D
> the most important, unusually, is checking all the cabling before you move.
> does it all work, do you have enough switches, what about cat5 cables, etc
> The rest is just a matter of logistics
> if your servers are in a wheeled rack, just wheel it into place. It
> shouldn't stop working
> A comms room just needs two things: Raised Floor and Air Conditioning.
> Anything else is a bonus"

I can hope...

My main problem is that our current comms room is so totally
unfit for the task, but that is a whole other story...

> good luck with the move :)

Thanks!

Dominic




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