Dell Servers, Slide Rails, and Rackmounts

  1. Dell Optiplex 790 SFF and Optiplex 9010 SFF Wall Mount
    Server-Racks was asked if there are any wall mounting options for the Dell Optiplex 790 SFF and Optiplex 9010 SFF? Rack Solutions has wall mount products for this purpose. The part numbers are 104-2324 (for tilting monitor) and 104-2323 (for fixed ...
  2. 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 23̸...
  3. 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 rack...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 large...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Dell R900 Rack to Tower Conversion Kit
    Dell manufactures rackmount servers and tower servers.  Some of these servers have conversion kits that allow them to be utilized in both configurations, however the R900 is not one of them.  The Dell R900 does not have a Rack to Tower Conversion K...
  9. 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 rotating ...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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 unique...
  13. 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 issue t...
  14. 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...
  15. 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 you, ...
  16. 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 the c...
  17. Dell PowerEdge Server Power Requirements
    Question: I have several Dell PE2950 Servers and several 20A Powerstrips, my facility provides 120VAC.  How many PE2950’s can I plug into the 20A Powerstrip without tripping the breaker? Answer: The Dell PE2950 has a manufacturer’s ratin...
  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. PE1950 Cable Management Arm Clearance
    Question: I have a Dell PE1950 and I need to know what the clearance is between the back of the chassis and the Cable Management Arm? Answer: The CMA can lay flush against the back of the chassis depending on the type of cables present.  With the CM...
  20. 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 provide 29...
  21. Dell Documentation
    Question: I have numerous Dell PowerEdge Servers that I”m trying to find the manuals for.  Does Dell have the manuals online? Answer: Dell has a complete online library for all of their documents and manuals.  To view Dell”s online docu...
  22. Dell 1950 Server and Rack Mount Overview
    Server Rack Mounting (4-Post) 9 ways to rackmount a Dell 1950 Dell Rapid Rail Kit 1950 Slide Rail (2 options) Fixed Rail (3 options) 1950 Rail Ear Replacement Kit (1 option) Relay Rack Mounting (2-Post) Dell 1950 Static Rail Fixed Rail Serve...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. OptiPlex All-In-One
    Situation: I have a Dell OptiPlex PC and I want to attach the monitor in an All-in-One setup. Solution: The Dell OptiPlex comes in four different sizes; the UltraSmall Form Factor (USFF), the Small Form Factor (SFF), the Desktop, and the MiniTower ...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. Installing a Dell PE2950 in a 2Post Relay Rack
    Question I have a Dell PE2950 that I want to install in a 2Post Relay Rack. What do I need? Answer Unlike some other models, Dell does not make a 2Post Rail Kit for the PE2950. However this does not mean that the PE2950 cannot be installed in a 2Po...
  31. 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. The ...
  32. Dell 2950, 2970 Server and Rack Mount Overview
    Server Rack Mounting (4-Post) 11 ways to rackmount a Dell 2950 Dell Rapid Rail Kit 2950 Slide Rail (2 options) 2950 Fixed Rail (1 options) Relay Rack Mounting (2-Post) Dell 2950 Relay Rack Kit (3 options) Server Information Tech Specs ̵...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. Server Racking Information
    Dell Servers 750 1950 2600 2850 2950 R200 R410 R710 HP Servers DL140 DL145 DL180 DL320 DL360 DL380 IBM Servers x3250 x3455 x3550 x3650 x3655 x3755 x3850 ...
  36. 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...
  37. Define: Shoulder Screws & Nuts
    Description: Shoulder Screws & Nuts are a piece of hardware that Dell typically uses to attach the slide rail kits to the chassis. The shoulder of the hardware drops into a notch on the inner tract of the slide rail assembly. This makes the ins...
  38. Dell Poweredge 1950 & 2950 Rack Rails
    Question: Why won’t my PE1950 or PE2950 Sliding Rails fit into my Standard Server Rack? Answer: Dell has two different Rail Kits for the PE1950 & PE2950. The main Slide Rail is configurable for both square hole server racks as well as roun...
  39. Power Cables for Servers
    Overview In the US, the most common type of power cables have an IEC connector that plugs into the server and a NEMA connector that plugs into the power source. IEC is an acronym for International Electrotechnical Commission. IEC C13 & C14 Conne...
  40. Dell PE2600 Tower to Rack Conversion Kit
    Question: I have a Dell PE2600 legacy server and I’m looking for a Tower to Rack Conversion kit. I believe that the Dell P/N is 310-2798, however I am having trouble locating this rail kit. Answer: The Dell PE2600 Tower to Rack Conversion K...
  41. 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 is a...
  42. Dell R200 Tech Specs
    Dell R200 Server Information Height 1.68″ Width 17.6″ Depth 22.7″ Weight 26lb Wattage 345 W Voltage 100-200 VAC, autoranging, 50-60 Hz Operating Temperature 50F to 95F Maximum Inrush Current 25A for 10ms or less De...
  43. 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...
  44. 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...
  45. 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...
  46. 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 –...
  47. Dell 2950 Tech Specs
    2950 Server Information Height 3.4″ Width 17.6″ Depth 29.79″ Weight 59lbs Wattage 750W Voltage 85-264 VAC, 47-63Hz Heat Dissipation 2697 BTU/hr maximum Operating Temperature 50F to 95F Maximum Inrush Current 55A fo...
  48. Dell 1950 Tech Specs
    Dell 1950 Server Information Height 1 5/8″ Width 16 7/8″ Depth 31.5″ Weight 39lb Wattage 670 W Voltage 90-264 VAC, autoranging, 47-63 Hz, 10.0 A (at 90 VAC) Heat Dissipation 2697 BTU/hr (maximum) Operating Temperatur...
  49. 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...
  50. 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 four ...
  51. 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...
  52. 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...
  53. 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...