Rack for Home Lab


Server racks aren’t limited to data centers and IT closets. With a little creativity and ingenuity, you can turn any rack into a personalized home lab. IT Networking Specialist, Mark G. used RackSolutions 16U Rack with our Dell compatible shelves to create a unique and custom home lab. Below is the list of the products Mark used and links to where you can find them.

What You Need

  • 16U Rack
    • Mark. G chose a 16U rack because it fit his specific needs. RackSolutions offers a wide variety of server rack in a number of “U” sizes. Give us a call if you need help finding the right size.
  • 24″ Shelf (Dell Compatible)
    • The shelf will be used to house any non-rack-mountable equipment which might include a UPS system or router. Mark used a 24″ shelf, but you can use whatever size shelf you need as long as it fits in the 19″ rack.
  • Hook-and-Loop Straps
    • Hook-and-loop straps will be used to tie-down and bundle cables together which not only keep your rack neat and organized, but it will also make it much easier to do maintenance to your equipment.
Picture taken by Mark G. IT Networking Specialist