Proposal to enable the possibility to place two devices in the same rack unit
I suggest to enable the possiblity to place two devices (items) in the same rack unit.
PDU #1 is placed in rack unit #1, facing front
PDU #2 is placed in rack unit #1, facing rear
This makes sense for devices which are very short in depth.
Or another example:
PDU #1 is placed in rack unit #1, facing front, only left half of the unit
PDU #2 is placed in rack unit #1, facing front, only right part of the unit
This makes sense for devices which are very small in width, or placed on a tray.
Actually every time I try to add a device facing [rear/front] on the same rack unit already used by a device facing [front/rear] I receive a "Not enough space to place the item" error.
Tested with PDU items and Network items.
I am on a GLPI 9.5.3 fresh installation where everything else is working perfect, so I suppose it is a deliberate feature.
Thank you all in advance
Customer support service by UserEcho
here below you find some examples of 1U half-width switches from major vendors like Mellanox, Netgear, HPE:
They would be well fitted and placed in a GLPI Rack item with an additional left/right allocation for the same unit, which apparently now is not allowed.
please consider this Feature Request as cancelled, due to the fact that this feature is already implemented.
All it takes is to define a Model, with fractionary depth or width, and assign this model to the device added to the rack.