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Frank_IT
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join:2003-11-01
Montreal

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Rebuilding Store network

Good morning,

since a few week, i'm planning, and started, to rebuild (during the w-e as i have a day work) the network (including servers) of my GF work... Its a pool store.. I dont know how the guy before me was working, but I prefer not to know lol...

They also have to restart the "server" (On WinXP), sharing Acomba files because files keep locking... will install them a Win2k8 Server..

Their Actual "Server":




Small mess over the "server".. and one of the switch:



Accounting workstation with the DSL Modem and the router:



The second accounting computer...



The Wifi "key" for a pc in the backstore... over 25 feet usb cable..



The Phone system.. Nortel BCM50



The "small" mess over the phone cabling..



Now... what i've started to do: I had rewire ALL the store in parallel.. so when i'll make the switch, it will be "transparent"

The switch and the router..



The internet router.. Juniper SSG5



The network switch.. Foundry GS48P-POE




more to come ... I plan to install them a Dell PowerEdge 2950: Specs: 2x 3.16ghz Xeon with 16gb ram, with 2x 300gb SAS in Raid1 and 4x 300gb SAS on Raid5
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Xin
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join:2005-06-18
Fredericton, NB

Ive never been a fan of mounting switches or SOHO routers like that. Dust and debris can get in far to easy.



Frank_IT
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join:2003-11-01
Montreal
reply to Frank_IT

I plan to add cap on each unused connector.. its in order
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telco_mtl

join:2012-01-06

at least they used a bix on the phone system, now the big question are they actually using any IP phones on that BCM? i see so many BCM's with no actual IP phones on them



Frank_IT
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join:2003-11-01
Montreal
reply to Frank_IT

No there not for now.. but its in my plan to add some..

now that the lan is PoE... it will be easier..
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Rogers - iPhone 4s 32gb


telco_mtl

join:2012-01-06

i would check the price though, you can get m series phones on the refurb market in the mtl area for less than 50$ not so for nortel compatible IP phones.

If you want to go IP, BCM is not the way to go these days since the nortel implosion, meridian norstar digital sets are easy to get and will work on there,
now if you are going with IP the nortel ip phones internal switch does allow you to manage the ethernet port on the phones, so you set up a tagged VLAN on your switch and that way basically data and voice will be separate on your network over the same infrastructure


abadaba

join:2005-09-25
Houston, TX
reply to Frank_IT

I wouldn't mount those switches and routers like that...all the unused ports end up becoming dust cups...



Frank_IT
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join:2003-11-01
Montreal

said by abadaba:

I wouldn't mount those switches and routers like that...all the unused ports end up becoming dust cups...

I didnt had really any choice, but as I said earlier, I ordered caps to "closE" those port.
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jeffmoss26

join:2002-07-22
Beachwood, OH
reply to Frank_IT

At least they have a decent phone system



Frank_IT
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join:2003-11-01
Montreal

said by jeffmoss26:

At least they have a decent phone system

Right now, yes, its the only decent thing.. LoL
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TomS_
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join:2002-07-19
London, UK
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reply to Frank_IT

Why not just re-orientate it so the connectors face to the side, and such that the airflow (assuming side to side) blows upwards. Should keep as much dust as possible out of it.

Why waste money on caps when over time they'll all get thrown away or lost. :-P


tdumaine
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join:2004-03-14
Seattle, WA
reply to Frank_IT

I would get those computers off of the floor too. Dust etc settles on everything but more so at the lowest point (the floor) making them act like vacuum cleaners sucking it in



Zorack

join:2001-12-14
Fayetteville, WV
reply to Frank_IT

He needs to have that rack mounted...



r81984
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Katy, TX
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reply to TomS_

said by TomS_:

Why not just re-orientate it so the connectors face to the side, and such that the airflow (assuming side to side) blows upwards. Should keep as much dust as possible out of it.

Why waste money on caps when over time they'll all get thrown away or lost. :-P

It would make sense to turn them 90 degrees so the connectors are on the side.
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RiseAbove
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join:2004-01-30
reply to Frank_IT

you couldn't buy a cheap rack and put those routers and switch in? Hell I find racks at goodwill sometimes.



Frank_IT
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join:2003-11-01
Montreal
reply to Frank_IT

All the port are now capped.

For the rack, no, impossible, there is not enough place in that room for that.
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medbuyer

join:2003-11-20
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said by Frank_IT:

For the rack, no, impossible, there is not enough place in that room for that.

not enough room? pic above showing router shows you've got enough space...

you didn't look hard enough for a rack that is...


Zorack

join:2001-12-14
Fayetteville, WV
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reply to Frank_IT

said by Frank_IT:

All the port are now capped.

For the rack, no, impossible, there is not enough place in that room for that.

Where you have that router and switch on the wall is easily enough room even for a 42u rack.... By the way from the looks of it,it's a very sloppy place.
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Frank_IT
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join:2003-11-01
Montreal

no, because there is electrical panel all around and it will block their door/access

yes, its a littly bit sloppy, but it was a lot cleaner after i left
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Rogers - iPhone 4s 32gb



jjgb10
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join:2004-11-24
Kasson, MN
reply to Frank_IT

The new Dell you're putting in is OVERKILL for such a small business. Any dual-core with 4-8GB of RAM and 2x300GB hard drives would work just fine for a pool store unless they're doing a massive amount of file share work or something. Why would you waste money like that?

The machine you're putting in can provide so much more power than what is needed. Sounds like you need a little more experience at this.



Frank_IT
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join:2003-11-01
Montreal

I know its a little bit overkill.. but it was sleeping in my basement and didnt cost me anything. So i gave them..
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Rogers - iPhone 4s 32gb



jjgb10
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join:2004-11-24
Kasson, MN

That's funny you have a machine like that just sitting in a basement

All that power and was gathering dust. At least it'll be used now. You could run Rosetta@Home or other similar projects to use some of that power.