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 more info. This rail kit is compatible as/is with two different types of tool-less mounting interfaces: 3/8″ square hole and 1/4″ round hole racks. The mechanism on this rail kit has a spring loaded sleeve that retracts for round hole racks. When installing in square hole racks, the sleeve stays in place and centers the mounting pins in the square holes. The mechanism wraps around the outside of the rack uprights and has a small latch to secure the rail in place.

UCS C210-M2 (Version #1) rails mounted in a 2post rack using RackSolutions’ 2POST-2UKIT

UCS C210-M2 (Version #1) server mounted in a 2
post rack using RackSolutions’ 2POST-2UKIT

How do you measure the width of your server to see if it will fit in a 2 post rack?
See diagram below.

Since the Cisco Rails aren’t made to work with round holed, 4Post racks, you may have to use 4 Post Adapter Brackets to convert round holes to square ones. See below how a 2UBRK-200-FULL bracket was added to each post in order to rack the UCS C210-M2 in a round holed rack.

Rail Version #1

Cisco P/N: KS PN – 3Q61-820APZZ0AA
Description: Sliding Rails for C210 M2

Rack Compatibility 3/8″ Square Hole Racks 1/4″ Round Hole Racks
Rail Extension: 27 7/8″
Overall Installation Depth: 33″ with CMA*
Installation Depth Range: min: 27″ max: 37 3/4″
Width of Server with Rails Installed: 18″
Able to Mount in a 2 Post Rack? Yes

*estimated

Rail Version #2

Cisco P/N: KS PN – 3A61-737MPZZ0IN
Description: Sliding Rails for C210 M2

Rack Compatibility 3/8″ Square Hole Racks 1/4″ Round Hole Racks
Rail Extension: 27 3/4″
Overall Installation Depth: 33″ with CMA*
Installation Depth Range: min: 23 3/8″ max: 36 1/2″”
Width of Server with Rails Installed: 18 1/2″
Able to Mount in a 2 Post Rack? No

*estimated

In the event that you don’t have the rails that came with the
UCS C210-M2 server, you may rackmount the server in a 2 post rack using RackSolutions’ 2UKIT-009. See installation directly below:

Installing UCS Rails in a Threaded Hole Rack

Installing UCS Rails in a 2Post Rack

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