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Server Build Environment
I have been purchasing several 1U servers lately, mostly Pentium D and Opterons. Although these servers will end up in a cooled datacenter, I wonder what sort of environment I need to build them, one at a time.
Typically, I've just been using an air conditioned room, perhaps around 75 F. Is that okay for a single 1U server? The servers will run for about a day, and then be brought back up at a datacenter.
Just curious (and perhaps a bit paranoid! ;-) ).
Unless you have them in a burning hot room I don't think they will be harmed. Systems tend to shutdown when they overheat anyway.
you shouldn't have to worry about when your building it....its when its running constantly for long periods when you do which would be the data center environment.
Personally, I build in my office on a static mat with wrist straps. Nothing special otherwise.
I would have no concerns about heat...
I think he means about building the OS etc onto the system as opposed to the physical build?
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Either way, most systems run fine in standard office temperatures, its when you put a load of systems together in one corner of the office you get issues of heat.
From what you've said, I'd not be worried about heat, and more someone touching in the office when they shouldn't
yah, I wouldn't be concerned at all. It's not going to effect the longevity of the server.
Don't drop it when you transport it to the server room
The only thing you really have to worry about is static electricity when you're building the server. A grounding strap or grounding mat will prevent this however, and is a cheap investment.
That shouldnt be a problem. I use to build them while I was sitting in the pool and nothing every happend to them
(its a joke :p)
I'd also make sure the machines are powered on with a decent UPS. Power quality/conditioning is often overlooked.
Static wrap, static mat, UPS and non magnetic screw drivers and you are good to go.
I once used a magnetic screwdriver by mistake.... well that mombo worked for -1 seconds