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oj88

Either organize it in a rack besides your main computer or make room inside a closet or a suitable cupboard. I put mine in the latter with louvered doors for ventilation.

 

If the servers are noisy, you'd want to put them away from the living room or bedroom.

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Jason

You could use a closet and install an exhaust van in the ceiling of the closet, much like a bathroom exhaust fan. Allow for some ventilation in the door so the fan can pull air through. This is subject to you having a one story dwelling or an available closet on the second floor.

I am doing this exactly as jmwillis outlined. On our second floor in a hallway linen closet on the floor. However I keep the closet door open approx. a foot at all times for ventilation. If I close the door, the ceiling exhaust fan runs 24x7.

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Drashna Jaelre

You could use a closet and install an exhaust van in the ceiling of the closet, much like a bathroom exhaust fan.  Allow for some ventilation in the door so the fan can pull air through.  This is subject to you having a one story dwelling or an available closet on the second floor.

If you have pets at all, make sure you have some sort of filter in place, for the intake, as well. And clean it regularly.

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Poppapete

If you have pets at all, make sure you have some sort of filter in place, for the intake, as well. And clean it regularly.

 

Or old men.  I am shedding more than the cat.

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Jason

I’ve never quite gotten around to make things as neat and tidy as I had hoped.

My home server is in a central, 2nd floor closet wired for Ethernet and electrical with a ceiling exhaust fan to attic. However this door is always left ajar year-round for air flow. Used to get a bit warm until I eliminated my Adaptec RAID card and 8 x 3 TB HDDs in favor of 2 x 10 TB Seagate Iron Wolf HDDs. Eliminated RAID.

Lastly, my UTM/router, modem and network switches are across the house in a spare garage near structured wiring panel. During hot/cold months, the temps in this room remain reasonable as it doesn’t get direct sunlight nor are there heat sources. If anything I have to occasionally shop vac my shelves as this is where my mower is kept. I know it prob breaks every network admin law, but have been doing this for years without issues.

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