I’m planning a new server, largely out of boredom, for well into the future (I’m probably bare minimum a year or more out from even considering building), and I’ve just got a few questions while I’m thinking about it.
Part 1: I’m super new to anything rackmount, and I don’t know where to look for an actual rack. I’m looking for:
- Something super budget friendly (300 US dollarydoos or less would be epic and ideally new for ease-of-finding)
- Rather small but capable of 30"ish hardware (12U would be fine, I only plan on a 1U UPS, a 4U chassis, a switch and patch panel, and maybe a KVM)
- Ideally enclosed? I like the SR12UB, but I sure don’t like the price tag. Willing to let this one go if enclosed ones are just not that obtainable for cheap.
Part 2: I’m also not really sure what switch to look for. I’d need 24 1Gbe ports and then at least 1 10Gb RJ45 port. Again, cheaper is better, and this is something I’m very willing to go used on. If it’d be considerably more economical to go 10Gb fiber though, that’s an option, I’d just need help on the fiber side for what to get.
Finally, part 3: I also have absolutely no idea what the hell I’m looking for when it comes to mounting hardware. All I can really say is my planned chassis is the Rosewill RSV-L4500, UPS is the OR700LCDRM1U, and then just ride off whatever switch is recommended.
Thanks in advance for reading through my textwall and providing any help.