What is the impact of removing side panels between enclosures?
This was originally posted on APC forums on 1/26/2011
I just purchased some NetShelter SX enclosures for a new blade server deployment. I had planned to run inter-enclosure cabling in bundles under the raised floor. But, my co-location provider will not allow me to put anything below the floor and I cannot expose any cables outside my enclosures, e.g. overhead ladder rack.
I can remove the side panels between adjacent enclosures. Are there other options? I am concerned that removing side panels may impact airflow and cause a heat issue inside my enclosures.