Server tour: Cables

The back of one of our racks showing how the cable management arms can
reduce the amount of cable clutter in the back of a rack thus
improving airflow.

A close-up view of the cable management arms behind a HP DL380g5
server. We prefer to tie cables down with Velcro instead of cable ties
– Velcro is much easier to work with when re-cabling work needs to be

Cable management arms can be easily swung back providing access to ports on the back of the server.

Next: Managing the server

The Full Tour
A typical rack server
Opening it up
Heatsink CPU and fans
Memory slots and graphics card
Power supply
The USB and LED panels
Storage options
Managing the server