Rack Diagram Example: Rack Diagram Example


This is a rack diagram example that showcase three different set up of an 18U rack. Different devices are placed in the three racks for different purposes. You can also develop a rack diagram for deciding the arrangement of rack component for better communication with teammates. This also help troubleshoot network issues in a complex work environment.

Use this rack diagram template as a starting point to design your rack. Click Use this Template to start customizing it, or click Create Blank to create from blank.

What is Rack Diagram?

Installing equipment in a server rack without prior planning can be problematic since you may not have enough space for the equipment and cables. Building a rack diagram can help you determine the optimal set up of your rack, or to find out a rack size that best fit your need and budget.

How to draw a Rack Diagram?

The Rack Diagram tool of Visual Paradigm Online provides a rich set of symbols like servers, switches, monitor and more for rack design. There are also vendor specific elements for APC, Cisco, Dell, IBM, Oracle, F5, HP, etc. You can create a rack diagram by performing the steps below:

  1. Create a blank Rack Diagram.
  2. Create an empty rack by dragging a rack from palette onto your diagram.
  3. Drag any devices or equipments into the rack. Components being dragged into a rack will be automatically resized to fit the rack weight. They will also be stacked from top to bottom. You can drag and drop elements within the rack to re-arrange them.
  4. Resize the rack's height to add/remove unit slots.
  5. Once your diagram is complete, you can save it (File > Save as) to our cloud repository for future access. You can also export your work into image (JPG, PNG, PDF, SVG, etc) and share it with your co-workers.

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