DIY Home Rack Build: Rack, Patch Panel, Rack Studs, and more

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That video made me want a rack but i don’t have any rack mountable hardware, maybe in the future.

@LTS_Tom, where do I buy one of those 3-keystone 1U patch panels like the one just to the bottom right of the Ubiquiti Network Video Recorder? I want one. Badly. :stuck_out_tongue: Thanks!

All the parts are listed here https://kit.co/lawrencesystems/homelab-rack-build

@LTS_Tom I apologize, but I’ve been to the Kit page many times and I do not see that I/O panel listed there. This is the object in your video that I am looking for to buy:

Big Thanks,
– Lucky

That was 3d printed and I don’t have the file available anywhere at the moment.

If you ever find that file, I am lusting after having such am I/O port in my rack. The design is genius. :heart_eyes:

that looks like a raspberry pi you can easily find panels for them if that is what you are looking for

This is what I call “Network Rack 2.0.” I switched from using my Juniper switch for learning purposes to using it as my “main” switch and upgraded from a StarTech 8U to a 12U rack in the process.

In addition to Rackstuds, @LTS_Tom inspired me to use RJ45 couplers and modular patch panels (I didn’t want to re-terminate a bunch of cables). Having two patch panels makes for a much “tidier” setup. I even used a couple of blanks between the Juniper and Cisco ports. I may look into getting Ethernet cables shorter than 1 foot, but this works for now.

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