Rack Mounting with Server Racks and Enclosures

  1. Server Rack Enclosure Features
    Below is the display of the features for a 4 Post enclosed server rack: Every rack manufacturer has different features for their server racks. The rack shown in this video can be found at RackSolutions. +Katrina ...
  2. 4 Post Rack Assembly
    Below is the assembly of a 4 Post open frame server rack: The rack shown in this video can be found at RackSolutions. +Katrina ...
  3. The Processor talks about Rack Solutions – Innovation meets Design
    Texas-based manufacturer Rack Solutions has once again come up with an innovative rack design that will undoubtedly have an influence on the infrastructure of data centers. The company recently released what may be its most auspicious rack to date. T...
  4. How tall can a server rack be?
    55U, Open Frame Rack Server racks come in many different sizes. Some are as short as a or more are in use, that translates into lots of extra equipment space. 50U Open Frame Racks may be bayed together with two, 55U Racks, for example. All four serve...
  5. Open Frame Equipment Racks
    Open frame server racks function very similar to Rack Enclosures but without doors or side panels. The benefits of open frame, equipment racks are largely economical. The cost is typically less than half that of a fully enclosed rackmount cabinet. T...
  6. 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.  Section A ...
  7. Open Frame Racks
    RackSolutions utilizes open frame racks for its own internal use.  In fact, they happen to be the racks RackSolutions designs and manufactures at its facility, P/N: RACK-111.  In the photo you can see we have a pair of flushmount monitors, P/N: 7U...
  8. Rackmount Drawers and Boxes
    Why would you want to put drawers or boxes in your server rack?  Like most IT Staff there is a ton of stuff that usually gets left sitting on top of the equipment.  Software, manuals, test equipment, the list is endless.  What rack drawers and ...
  9. 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 Brackets. ...
  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. The mec...
  11. 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 around and...
  12. Flushmount an LCD monitor in a rack
    There are several options available for installing a Flatscreen Display into a Server Rack.  The simplest and most economical method is to use a Flushmount Bracket.  This product will allow Flatscreens as large as 20″ to be installed into a S...
  13. How to Rackmount a Dell Precision Workstation – T3400, T5400, & T7400
    The Dell Precision Workstations can be rackmounted using several methods.  The T3400 and the T5400 can use a Tower to Rack Conversion Kit.  This kit allows the Workstations to be installed into most types of Server Racks.  This kit is not compatib...
  14. Rackmount a Dell PowerEdge T300
    The Dell PE T300 is one of Dell’s new Tower Server’s.  Technically the T300 is not a Rackmountable Server but that does not stop people from attempting to install it in a Server Rack. The T300 has a physical height of 17.94″ which...
  15. Low Profile Power Cords
    The latest generation of servers just keep getting deeper and deeper.  This can cause obstruction issues with the Cable Management Arms and the Power Distribution Units at the back of the Server Rack.  The following photo shows a Dell PE1950 instal...
  16. 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 full sl...
  17. 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 type...
  18. Dell 4210 Server Rack
    Question: I”m considering purchasing a Dell 4210 Server Rack.  What is the installation depth of the Dell 4210 Server Rack and is this depth adjustable? Answer: The Dell 4210 Server Rack is set at the Dell Standard Depth of 28 7/8″.  T...
  19. 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 Documentation ...
  20. 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 is 23 ...
  21. 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 applicat...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 The R...
  24. 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 is i...
  25. 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 Documentatio...
  26. 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 with 1...
  27. 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 Documentation ...
  28. 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 Documentat...
  29. Why All Racks Are Not Created Equal
    Standard Rack? When dealing with server rack technical support, you hear the term “standard rack” every day. A customer will say “I don’t know why my server won’t fit. I have a standard 19″ rack”. The probl...
  30. 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 square ...
  31. 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″ (597mm) l...
  32. 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 flange i...
  33. 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 that...
  34. 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 round ...
  35. 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 unable t...
  36. Wall Mount Server Racks
    When space is limited and a standard server rack is simply out of the question, wall mount racks can be a good option. Instead of taking up valuable floor space for 1 or 2 servers you can place the units on the wall or even under a desk or table. Th...
  37. 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 set a...
  38. Sliding Shelves For Desktop PC
    Rack Mount a PC Horizontal Most desktop PC’s are not designed to be converted into a rackmount server. Sliding rail kits are simply not an option due to the design of the chassis. In most cases the PC can be placed on it’s side on a shelf...
  39. 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 Dell...
  40. 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 of th...
  41. Define: Rack Mounting Depth
    Overview Rack mount depth is a commonly confused term. The term is commonly confused with the overall rack depth including the door. The term is defined as the dimension from the front of the front mounting post to the back of the back mounting pos...
  42. Server Rack Adapter Brackets
    Question: My Server Rack has a 27″ mounting depth. The Dell PE1750 Rail Kit has a minimum mounting depth of 28 3/8″. Is it possible to install the PE1750 into my rack? Answer: You will need a set of adapter brackets that will extend th...
  43. 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 hooks...
  44. 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 confu...
  45. Rackmounting a UPS
    Question: I have a large UPS that weighs over 250lbs that I’m installing in a Server Rack. Is there a Rackmount Shelf that can support it? Answer: A large heavy UPS can easily be installed in a Server Rack using a Heavy Duty Fixed Shelf. This...
  46. Rack Cabinet
    The term Rack Cabinet refers to a 19″ computer or server rack. There are a large variety of racks available including fully enclosed racks, open frame racks (no doors or sides), 2post racks, and transport racks. Each of these rack types has its...
  47. Define: Filler Panels or Blanking Panel
    Description A filler panel is a flat piece of metal that matches the Rack Unit (1.75″) of a Server Rack. Typical sizes range from 1 – 8 Rack Units. Filler panels are used to close the openings that are not being used in a Server Rack. Th...
  48. Server Rack Fan Kits
    Question: I have a Fully Enclosed Server Rack. How do know if I need a cooling fan? Answer: If the Server Rack doors are perforated with holes then you probably don’t need a cooling fan. There are two factors that you need to determine. The ...
  49. Define: Cagenut?
    One of the biggest questions we get is “What is a Cage Nut?” Allow me to help out with this issue. A Cage Nut is used on a rack that has square mounting holes. You would use a cage nut when you need to mount a product in your rack that re...
  50. Low Cost Rack Mounting Monitors
    OK…New Issue. Customer wants to mount a Flat Panel Monitor into their enclosure. The biggest issue is they can not spend alot of money. They also do not have a lot of space in their enclosure so they need something compact. The answer is simpl...
  51. 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 versi...
  52. 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 of rai...
  53. 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 alternat...
  54. Dell PowerEdge R200
    Server Rack Mounting (4-Post) 8 ways to rackmount a Dell R200 Dell Rapid Rail Kits R200 Slide Rail (2 options) R200 Fixed Rail (1 option) Relay Rack Mounting (2-Post) Dell R200 Relay Rack Kit (2 options) Server Information Tech Specs –...
  55. 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 the Sli...
  56. 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 for i...
  57. 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 1/2̸...
  58. HP ProLiant DL140 Quick Rails
    HP DL140 4Post Installation Options. The HP ProLiant DL140 is a 1U Rackmount Server. There are currently only three generations of the DL140 which makes this one of the newer classes of HP ProLiant Servers. HP has one of the better 4Post Rail Kits....
  59. 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 any t...
  60. 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 follo...
  61. 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 2UBRK-295...
  62. 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 rack. T...