Use the following guidelines to prepare a location for your server.
The server unit requires approximately 1.5 feet (47 cm) of space in the front and rear for access by service personnel (Figure 1-4).
A minimum space of 6 inches (16 cm) is required on both sides of the server to afford adequate air flow.
To avoid exhaust air recirculation, do not put systems or peripherals next to each other, side by side.
Keep power and interface cables clear of foot traffic. Route cables inside walls, under the floor, through the ceiling, or in protective channels. Route interface cables away from motors and other sources of magnetic or radio frequency interference.