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block:server_rack [2018/07/03 22:37]
lperkins2 [Server Rack] Update
block:server_rack [2019/12/25 01:24] (current)
sanarek define what the "enable/disable" button in the server rack gui does
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 In the middle are 5 vertical lines, corresponding to each side of the rack except the front. ​ A key for which line is which is present on the right. ​ When a server is inserted into a slot on the left, a '​primary'​ node is added to each vertical line.  Clicking on one of these nodes connects the Server to the side of the case controlled by that line.  If the server has a [[item:​network_card|Network Card]] in it, a smaller node is created under the primary node for each network card in the server. ​ Like the primary node, clicking on one of the smaller nodes connects the network card to a side of the case. In the middle are 5 vertical lines, corresponding to each side of the rack except the front. ​ A key for which line is which is present on the right. ​ When a server is inserted into a slot on the left, a '​primary'​ node is added to each vertical line.  Clicking on one of these nodes connects the Server to the side of the case controlled by that line.  If the server has a [[item:​network_card|Network Card]] in it, a smaller node is created under the primary node for each network card in the server. ​ Like the primary node, clicking on one of the smaller nodes connects the network card to a side of the case.
  
-The single button on the Server Rack GUI does not appear ​to change anything beyond drawing ​a line between ​the boxes at the bottom of the vertical lines.+The single button on the Server Rack GUI connects and disconnects each of the faces of the rack to each other. When enabled (horizontal ​line is drawn across ​the boxes at the bottom of the vertical lines), modem messages and power will pass through the rack - essentially,​ the rack acts like a cable. When disabled, different networks on different sides of the rack will remain isolated and no messages or power will pass through the rack.
  
 Servers inside the case can be accessed by right clicking on them in the front of the Server Rack.  This will open their component view, similar to right clicking a normal computer case.  To open the Rack GUI again, right click on the side of the Server Rack, or above or below any installed Servers. Servers inside the case can be accessed by right clicking on them in the front of the Server Rack.  This will open their component view, similar to right clicking a normal computer case.  To open the Rack GUI again, right click on the side of the Server Rack, or above or below any installed Servers.