IBM Servers, Slide Rails, and Rackmounts

  1. 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...
  2. 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 Server Rac...
  3. 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 advantageous for...
  4. 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 have ...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. IBM x3755 Tech Specs & Service Guide
    x3755 Server Information Height 7″ Width 19″ (verify physical dimension) Depth 28″ Weight 65lbs to 95.25lbs Wattage 750W to 1500W Voltage 110 or 220 VAC, 50-60Hz Heat Dissipation 683 to 6598 Btu/hr Operating Temperat...
  12. IBM x3455 Tech Specs & Service Guide
    x3455 Server Information Height 1.7″ Width 17.3″ Depth 25.3″ or 26″ with bezel Weight about 26.2lbs Wattage 650WW Voltage 115 or 230 VAC, 50-60Hz Heat Dissipation 430 to 1707 Btu/hr Operating Temperature 50F to...
  13. IBM x3850 Tech Specs & Service Guide
    x3850 Server Information Height 5.05″ Width 17.32″ Depth 28.15″ Weight 70lbs to 85lbs Wattage 650W to 1300W Voltage 110 or 220 VAC, 50-60Hz Heat Dissipation varies with configuration Operating Temperature 50F to 95F ...
  14. IBM x3550 Tech Specs & Service Guide
    x3550 Server Information Height 1.69″ Width 17.3″ Depth 28″ Weight max 34lbs Wattage 670W Voltage 110 or 220 VAC, 47-63Hz Heat Dissipation 662 to 2390 BTU/hr Operating Temperature 50F to 95F Acoustical Noise Emissi...
  15. IBM x3655 Tech Specs & Service Guide
    x3655 Server Information Height 3.36″ Width 17.5″ Depth 27.48″ Weight 46.5lbs to 64lbs Wattage 835W Voltage 110 or 240 VAC, 50-60Hz Heat Dissipation 1230 to 2840 BTU/hr Operating Temperature 50F to 95F Acoustical N...
  16. IBM x3250 Tech Specs & Service Guide
    x3250 Server Information Height 1.75″ Width 17.32″ Depth 22″ Weight max 28lbs Wattage 100W to 300W Voltage 110 or 220 VAC, 47-63Hz Heat Dissipation 341 to 1024 BTU/hr Operating Temperature 50F to 95F Acoustical Noi...
  17. IBM x3650 Tech Specs & Service Guide
    x3650 Server Information Height 3.36″ Width 17.5″ Depth 27.8″ Weight 46.5lbs to 64lbs Wattage 360W to 835W Voltage 100-240 VAC, 50-60Hz Heat Dissipation 1230-3312 BTU/hr Operating Temperature 50F to 95F Acoustical ...