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Method and System for Indicating Safe Installation Positions on a Server Rack

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000214858D
Publication Date: 2012-Feb-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 42K

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Abstract

A method and system for indicating safe installation positions on a server rack is disclosed. The method and system provides visual indicators for indicating the safe installation positions.

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Method and System for Indicating Safe Installation Positions on a Server Rack

Disclosed is a method and system forindicating safe installation positions on a server rack. The safe installation positions are indicated using one or more visible indicators. In an aspect, the one or more visual indicators are multi-colored LEDs. The multi-colored LEDs provide indications in different colors for indicating whether an installation position on the server rack is safe or not. In accordance with the aspect, as illustrated in the figure, LEDs are provided at each installation position to provide indication in a first color, such as green, to indicate that the installation position is safe. A second color, such as red, may be used to indicate that the installation position is not safe. Accordingly, when a user is installing equipments on the rack, the user may be aided by the visual indicators to find safe installation positions on the server rack.

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The visual indicators are provided to the user based on calculations made using the capacity of the server rack and the dimensions of the equipment to be installed.

In an aspect, the user inputs dimensions of the equipment such as, but not limited to, height, length, width, weight of the equipment and if known, the equipment's center of mass. The user may provide the input via a display unit and a keypad provided appropriately on the server rack. The dimensions provided by the user are used to calculate the safe installa...