Slide Rail Kits for Servers and Racks

  1. Ask Katrina-Reducer Brackets,2POST-2UKIT,Sliding Keyboard and Dell R720 Rails
    We have a NEW way of answering some FAQ. Below is a segment called Ask Katrina: Question: I have a 2 post rack and we are trying to install a UPS that already has the ears to attach to the rack. The problem that I have is this 2 post rack is 23...
  2. Secure a Single Server in a Shared Rack
    If you have sensitive data on a server that needs restricted access, one option is a Secure Server Unit. The Secure Server Unit, or SSU for short, allows you to lock a 1U or 2U server within a rack, preventing access to anyone who doesn’t have...
  3. Racking Cisco’s UCS C210-M2
    Cisco’s UCS C210-M2 is available with 2 different tool-less slide rails. Both are 1U rails that will mount in 2 post or 4 post server racks, but in some cases, additional mounting hardware is required. See details in this article for ...
  4. Universal Rails may be the answer
    What do you do when you need OEM replacement rails for your server or rackmount equipment, and they are no longer available? Or what happens when your OEM rails don”t fit in your new rack? In many cases, your best option is to purchase a s...
  5. HP DL580 G7 Rail Kit
    HP DL580 G7 [racking options] The HP part number for the DL580 G7 slide rail kit is 374503-001. This is the P/N that you will need to order this kit from your HP Sales Rep. Below is a photo of the individual components found in the DL580 G7 rai...
  6. Dell R410 Rail Kit Overview and Installation Options
    The Dell R410 Rail Kit uses the new Ready Rail design.  This design is is compatible with square hole racks as well as clearance hole racks.  Clearance hole racks have a non-threaded, 0.25″ round hole.  The attachment of the rail to the...
  7. Dell Static Rails
    Some of the Dell 11g servers have a static rail available for installations where the standard Ready Rails are incompatible or for use in 2Post installations.  This Dell rail kit is configurable depending upon what type of rack is used.  Secti...
  8. Mounting Cisco UCS Slide Rails in a Threaded Hole Rack
    The slide rail kits for the Cisco UCS equipment are not compatible with threaded hole racks.  However, if you are in a situation where you have to use this type of rack, there is a solution. The solution is RackSolution”s Adapter Brack...
  9. Mounting Cisco UCS Slide Rails in a 2Post Rack
    The Slide Rail Kits for Cisco”s line of Unified Computing Systems (UCS) are compatible with RackSolutions 2Post Conversion Kits.  These Conversion Kits allow the use of standard 4Post Rails in 2Post Racks.  These kits have a set of 4 ...
  10. Cisco’s Slide Rail Kit for UCS C200, C210, & C250
    Cisco’s line of Unified Computing Systems (UCS) are available with a tool-less slide rail. This rail kit is compatible with two different types of tool-less mounting interfaces: 3/8″ Square Hole and 1/4″ Round Hole racks. Th...
  11. How to install Dell Ready Rails into a threaded hole rack
    The Dell Ready Rails, that are larger than 1U, can be installed into a threaded hole rack using RackSolutions Adapter Brackets.  Photo #1 shows the Ready Rail Mounting Mechanism that is used on the Dell 11G servers.  This mechanism has two ...
  12. Dell’s Ready Rail for 11G Servers
    Dell has introduced a new design for their 11G Servers. This rail kit is like no other before. The first thing that you will notice is that the rails themselves no longer attach to the rear mounting surface of the rack post but now wrap aroun...
  13. Dell Rail Ears
    The current Dell Rail Kit design is compatible with both square hole Server Racks as well as round hole Server Racks.  This innovative design is the first production Rail Kit that has this unique feature.  The ends of the Dell Rail have a rota...
  14. Apple Xserve Rail Kit
     The Apple Xserve is a well engineered server.  The rail kit used to install the Xserve is a remarkably simple design.  The current rail kit designs from other manufacturer’s like: Dell, HP, & IBM are more complicated and offer fu...
  15. How to install HP Rails in a Threaded Hole Server Rack
    Answer: Unscrew the pegs in the mounting flange and use screws.   The HP Engineering Staff responsible for the design of HP Rail Kits definitely follows the “Don’t over Engineer it” philosophy. The HP Rail Kits are simple...
  16. Dell PE2950 Rails installed in a C Shaped Upright Rack
    The Dell Rapid/Versa Rails can be installed into a square or a round hole Server Rack. This is accomplished by a rotating assembly on the ends of the rails with square hooks on one side and threaded pim nuts on the other side. This is a very u...
  17. Dell LED Control Panels
    There are several current generation Dell Servers that have an LED Control Panel. These Control Panels can have a large ribbon cable that must be re-routed when converting the servers between a rackmount and a tower configuration. There is an is...
  18. Dell R200 Fixed Rails
    Dell R200 Fixed Rail [more options] The Dell R200 can be quickly installed into any type of Server Rack utilizing a set of 1U Fixed Rails as an alternative to the Dell Rail Kit. The Fixed Rail is a generic product that allows multiple different...
  19. Dell PE2900 – Tower to Rack Conversion Kit – Rackmount Options
    The PE2900 Tower to Rack Conversion Kit is now sold in two separate kits. The Rackmount Faceplate and Bezel are in one kit (SKU:330-0906) and the rails are sold as a separate kit (310-8207). Your Dell Account Rep. can order these products for ...
  20. How to Install IBM Slide Rails into a Threaded Hole Server Rack
    Quick & Simple Answer: Lock the Bullet Pegs back and use screws. The IBM Slide Rails use a complicated locking Mechanism commonly referred to as Bullet Pegs. This mechanism allows the IBM Slide Rails to be quickly installed in an IBM Serve...
  21. Are IBM Rail Kits Interchangeable between Server Models?
    IBM is one of the few manufacturer’s that is slow to change it’s Rail Kit design and uses the same rail kit across multiple Server Lines.  This has several advantages over other Manufacturer’s Rail Kits.  The most advantageou...
  22. HP Server Chassis have gotten wide!
    The new HP Server Chassis have increased in width to the point that some of the models are no longer able to provide slide rails.  The manufacturer’s like HP, Dell, and IBM have shoved about as much electronics as they possible can into t...
  23. Are Dell Rail Kits interchangeable between servers?
    Some Dell Rail Kits are interchangeable between server models and some are not. The 1U Servers usually share a common rail kit more than the larger servers. Additionally these are the entry level 1U Servers. Dell probably does this to reduce ...
  24. Dell PE1955 Blade Server
    Question: I have a Dell PE1955 Blade Server but I don’t have a Dell Rack.  Will the chassis fit into my 3rd Party Rack? Answer: The Dell PE1955 Blade Server has a very simple Static Rail Kit that will fit into most Server Racks that provi...
  25. HP ProLiant DL360 Server and Rack Mount Overview
    Server Rack Mounting (4-Post) HP DL360 Quick Rail Kit HP DL360 Fixed Rail Kit Relay Rack Mounting (2-Post) HP DL360 Quick Rail Kit (2Post) HP DL360 Fixed Rail Kit (2Post) Server Information HP DL360 G5 Quick Specs HP DL360 G5 Documenta...
  26. HP DL360 Fixed Rail (Relay Rack Kit)
      The DL360 from HP can be installed into any 2Post Relay Rack This Rail Kit does not require the HP Quick Rail Kit Compatible with any size Relay Rack Provides 1U Rack Mount Space The 1U Fixed Rail is a generic product that will allow...
  27. HP ProLiant DL360 Quick Rail Kit (2Post Relay Rack)
    HP DL360 installed in a 2Post Relay Rack HP Quick Rail Kit is required Compatible with 3″ Upright Relay Racks The Conversion Kit will mount 2 DL360′s 2Post Conversion Kits are available in a variety of sizes ranging from 2U to 7U...
  28. HP ProLiant DL 360 Fixed Rail Kit
      Economically mounts the HP DL360 into any rack Does not require HP Rail Kit Compatible with any Standard 19″ Server Rack Cable Management Crossbar included Fixed Rail Tech Specs Equipment Depth The Rack Rails support flange i...
  29. HP ProLiant DL 360 Quick Rails
    HP DL360 4Post Installation Options. The DL360 is one of HPs most popular 1U Rackmount Servers. This server is best suited for the entry level small business client that is not looking to purchase equipment that will run multiple enterprise app...
  30. HP ProLiant DL320 Server and Rack Mount Overview
    Server Rack Mounting (4-Post) HP DL320 Universal Rail Kit HP DL320 3rd Party Rail Kit Relay Rack Mounting (2-Post) HP DL320 3rd Party Rail Kit (2Post) Server Information HP DL320 Quick Specs HP DL320 Documentation ...
  31. HP ProLiant DL320 G5p 3rd Party Rail Kit – 2Post Relay Racks
    Install a DL320 G5p into a 2Post Relay Rack HP Universal Rail Kit is not required Works with any 19″ Relay Rack that has 3″ uprights Cable Management Features allow for clean installation DL320 G5p 3rd Party Rail Kit Tech Specs &#...
  32. HP ProLiant DL320 G5p 3rd Party Rail Kit – 4Post Racks
    Install a DL320 G5p into any type of Server Rack HP Universal Rail Kit is not required Works with any Standard 19″ Computer Rack or Cabinet Cable Management Crossbar is included DL320 G5p 3rd Party Rail Kit Tech Specs Equipment Depth ...
  33. HP ProLiant DL 320 Quick Rails
    HP DL320 4Post Installation Options. The DL320 is a 1U Rackmount Server. This server is best suited for the entry level small business client that is not looking to purchase equipment that will run multiple enterprise applications. This server...
  34. HP Proliant DL180 Server and Rack Mount Overview
    Server Rack Mounting (4-Post) HP DL180 Quick Rail Kit HP DL180 3rd Party Rail Kit Relay Rack Mounting (2-Post) HP DL180 Quick Rail Kit (2Post) HP DL180 3rd Party Rail Kit (2Post) Server Information HP DL180 Quick Specs HP DL180 Documen...
  35. DL 180 3rd Party Rail Kit
    Install a DL180 into any type of Server Rack HP Quick Rail Kit is not required Works with any Standard 19″ Computer Rack or Cabinet Rail Kit is specifically designed for the DL180 3rd Party Rail Kit Tech Specs 4Post Racks Compatible w...
  36. HP Proliant DL380 Server and Rack Mount Overview
    Server Rack Mounting (4-Post) HP DL380 Quick Rail Kit HP DL380 Fixed Rail Kit Relay Rack Mounting (2-Post) HP DL380 Quick Rail Kit (2Post) HP DL380 Fixed Rail Kit (2Post) Server Information HP DL380 G5 Quick Specs HP DL380 G5 Documenta...
  37. HP ProLiant DL145 Server and Rack Mount Overview
    Server Rack Mounting (4-Post) HP DL145 Quick Rail Kit HP DL145 Fixed Rail Kit Relay Rack Mounting (2-Post) HP DL145 Quick Rail Kit (2Post) HP DL145 Fixed Rail Kit (2Post) Server Information HP DL145 Quick Specs HP’s DL145 Docum...
  38. HP DL380 Fixed Rail (2Post Relay Rack)
    Install the HP DL380 into a Relay Rack (2Post) Does not require the HP DL380 Quick Rail Kit Compatible with 3″ Upright Relay Racks Provides 2U Rackmount Space The HP DL380 can be installed in a Relay Rack without having to purchase the...
  39. HP DL380 Quick Rail Kit (2Post Relay Rack)
    Install the HP DL380 into a Relay Rack (2Post) Requires HP DL380 Quick Rail Kit to work Compatible with 3″ Upright Relay Racks Provides 2U Rackmount Space Relay Rack Conversion Kits give you the ability to use the HP Quick Rails in a R...
  40. HP ProLiant DL145 Quick Rails
    HP DL145 4Post Installation Options. The DL145 is one of HP’s 1U Rackmount Servers. The HP DL145 Quick Rails are adaptable to a wide range of Server Racks on the market today. The DL145 Quick Rail Kit is compatible with both round and sq...
  41. DL 145 Fixed Rail
    Easily rackmounts the HP DL145 into any rack HP Rail Kit is not required Works with any Standard 19″ Computer Rack Cabling Crossbar is included Fixed Rail Tech Specs Equipment Depth The Rack Rails support flange is 23 1/2″ (597...
  42. HP DL145 Quick Rail Kit (2Post Relay Rack)
    Quickly Rackmount the HP DL145 into a 2Post Relay Rack Requires HP Quick Rail Kit Compatible with 3″ Upright Relay Racks Provides 2U Rackmount Space The 2Post Conversion Kit provides 2U of Rack Space that will allow you to use the HP Q...
  43. HP DL145 Fixed Rail (Relay Rack Kit)
      Install the HP DL145 into a 2Post Relay Rack Does Not Require HP Quick Rail Kit Compatible with any size Relay Rack Provides 1U Rackmount Space The HP DL145 can be installed in a 2Post Relay Rack using the 1U Fixed 2Post Rail Kit. T...
  44. DL 380 Fixed Rail
    Install a DL380 into any type of Server Rack HP Quick Rail Kit is not required Works with any Standard 19″ Computer Rack or Cabinet Cable Management Crossbar is included Fixed Rail Tech Specs Equipment Depth The Rack Rails support fla...
  45. HP ProLiant DL380 Quick Rails
    HP DL380 4Post Installation Options. The DL380 is one of HP’s most popular servers. The Quick Rail Kit that HP has designed for the DL380 has gone through multiple revisions and improvements. The current Quick Rail Kit is a simple design...
  46. Dell 1950 Rail Ears
    Dell 1950 Rail Ear Kit [more options] The new Dell 1950 Slide Rail Kit has combined all the previous generation rail kits into a very versatile and unique design. This new 1950 Slide Rail Kit has the unique ability to mount into a square or a r...
  47. Dell 1950 Fixed Rails
    Dell 1950 Fixed Rail [more options] The Dell 1950 can be rackmounted using several different methods. Utilizing a set of 1U Fixed Rails as an alternative to the Dell OEM Slide Rail Kit is a versatile option if the Dell OEM Slide Rail Kit is una...
  48. Rack Mounting IBM x3650
    I often get the question of “My IBM Rail Kit will not work in my rack. What are my options for rack mounting my IBM x3650 server into a third party rack”. The answer here is not necessarily a hard one but can be a confusing one. You ...
  49. Installing a Dell PE750 into a non Dell rack
    The Dell PE750 rails that are provided from Dell are not always compatible with third party racks. One option available is a. The unique design allows for installation into 4Post and 2Post racks with round or square holes. If your rack depth is ...
  50. When OEM rail kits are no longer available
    It’s time to install your server and come to find out someone has tossed the rail kits. After hours, days, or even weeks of searching you find out that the OEM rail kits are no longer available. At this point, frustration sets in and you are ...
  51. What is a Versa Rail
    Question: “What is a Dell Versa Rail” Answer: The Dell Versa Rail was originally designed by Dell to be the fix all rail kits to work in all racks that do not support the Dell Rapid Rail kit. Unfortunately, this is not the case. The...
  52. Using PE2850 Rails with a PE2950
    Question I have several PE2850s that I’m upgrading to PE2950s. Can I keep my existing Rails Kits or do I have to purchase new rail kits? Answer The PE2850 Rail Kit will not work on the PE2950 you must purchase new Rail Kits for the PE2950....
  53. Dell PE2950 Third Party Rail Kits
    Dell redesigned the rail kits for the PE2950, adding brackets to the ends which allow installation into round or square hole racks. The brackets actually spin around for both scenarios. Unfortunately, these rails are not compatible with several ...
  54. Define: Fixed Rails
    Description Fixed rails can most easily described as not a sliding rail or telescoping rails. Telescopic sliding rail kits provide the functionality of a drawer, more or less. The server can be pulled out of the rack and serviced without d...
  55. Dell Rapid Rail
    Question: “What is a Dell Rapid Rail” Answer: A Dell Rapid Rail is a Dell OEM Specific rail kit. This rail kit is designed to be installed into a Square Hole 4Post Rack or Enclosure. What makes this rail unique is that this rail has ...
  56. Cable Management Arms
    Define: Compare the Dell, HP, & IBM Cable Management Arms (CMA). Description: The Dell CMA uses a basket that has been around for some time. This design allows the installer to shove all the cables in and be done. The bad thing is when one...
  57. IBM Rails in Square Hole Racks
    We often times get a lot of questions pertaining to the IBM Rail Kits working in Square Hole 4Post racks. Most times the question relates to the IBM x345, x346, x365 and the x366. The IBM OEM Rail Kits will usually work well in most cases. The ...
  58. Apple Xserve Rail Kit Obstruction
    The Apple Xserve 4Post Rail Kit cannot be used with the 2Post Conversion Kits.  The Rear Rail Bracket of the Apple Xserve causes an obstruction with the Post of the Rack.  The following  photos detail the area of obstruction. There are sev...
  59. Dell R200 Relay Rack Kit
    Dell R200 2Post Options [more options] Dell manufactures 2Post Rail Kit for the R200.  This rail kit is compatible with Relay Racks that have an upright from 3″ all the way to 6″.  This Rail Kit is the preferred method to use if it...
  60. Dell R200 Slide Rail Kits
    Dell R200 4Post Options [more options] The Dell PowerEdge R200 has two Sliding Rail Kits available. These Rail Kits are compatible with either a square hole server rack (Rapid Rail version) or a round non-threaded hole server rack (Versa Rail ...
  61. Dell R200 Rail Kits
    Dell R200 Rail Kits [more options] The Dell R200 has 5 different Rail Kits. This server does not use the new Universal Rapid/Versa Rail Kit. It has the older style kits that are specific to a certain type of Server Rack. There are two types o...
  62. Rackmount Options for a Dell R200
    Dell R200 Installation Overview The Dell R200 is an entry level 1U Rackmount Server. There are several Rail Kits offered by Dell that allow the R200 to be easily installed into numerous types of Server Racks. The available options provide an alt...
  63. Installing IBM Rails in an APC Netshelter Server Rack.
    The IBM Slide Rails are designed to be compatible with both round and square holes.  The slide rails have a mechanism that uses a set of spring loaded tapered pegs that extend from the rear of the Rack Uprights through to the front flange of th...
  64. HP ProLiant DL145 Quick Rails
    HP DL145 4Post Installation Options. The HP DL145 is a 1U Rackmount Server. The standard HP Quick Rail Kit is very versatile and usually does not have many issues with installing in a wide variety of racks. There are lots of options available ...
  65. HP DL140 Fixed Rail Relay Rack Kit
      Mount the HP DL140 into a 2Post Relay Rack Does Not Require HP Quick Rail Kit Compatible with any size Relay Rack Provides 1U Rackmount Space The 1U Fixed 2Post Rail Kit will allow the HP DL140 to be installed in any type of 2Post Re...
  66. HP DL140 Fixed Rail
    Economically mounts the HP DL140 into any rack Does not require HP Rail Kit Compatible with any Standard 19″ Server Rack Cable Management Crossbar included Fixed Rail Tech Specs Equipment Depth The Rack Rails support flange is 23 1/2...
  67. Rackmount Options for a Dell 1950
    Dell 1950 Installation Overview The Dell 1950 is a 1U Rackmount Server. Dell has designed a new slide rail kit for the 1950 that has improved on slide rail kits of previous PowerEdge Servers. This new slide rail kit is able to to install into ...
  68. Dell 2950 Relay Rack Kit
    Dell 2950 2Post Options [more options] Dell does not make an OEM 2Post Slide Rail Kit for the 2950. It is possible to use the OEM 4Post Slide Rail Kit in a 2Post Relay Rack by utilizing a 2Post Conversion Kit. This Conversion Kit is a set of ...
  69. Dell 2950 Rail Kit
    Dell 2950 Rail [more options] The Dell Part Number for the 2950 is 310-8194. This is the P/N that you will need to order this kit from your Dell Sales Rep. The Kit P/N OK8766 is not used by the Dell Sales Reps. for ordering this product. The ...
  70. Dell 2950 Slide Rails
    Dell 2950 4Post Options [more options] There are several Slide Rail options available as an alternative to the Dell OEM Slide Rail Kit. Each solution has it’s own unique advantages. If cost is a factor, which it always is, then the 2UBR...
  71. Rackmount Options for a Dell 2950, 2970
    Dell 2950 Installation Overview The Dell 2950 is a 2U Rackmount Server that uses the new Dell combination rail kit. This new rail kit has been improved from earlier versions by providing the ability to install in both a square and round holed ra...