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Racking problem

Racking problem

Racking problem

I have just got two IBM servers, my problem is that my cabinet has a 4 post rack in it which is not the standard 19" depth needed for most server rails.  Does any one know of a set of rails or a sliding self that will fit in a 13.5" depth rack, thanks for your help?

RE: Racking problem

Don't think you have that many options

From one IBM's technical docs regarding IBM servers in OEM racks;

If a System x server is mounted in a non-IBM rack, the rack must satisfy the following specifications:

The rack must meet EIA-310-D standards for mounting flanges and hole locations.
The front to rear distance of the mounting flanges must be between 698.5 mm and 762 mm (27.5 and 30 inches).
The thickness of the mounting flanges must be between 1.9-3.3 mm.
The mounting flanges must have either 7.1-mm (.28-in) diameter holes or 9.6-mm (.38-in) square holes on the standard EIA hole spacing.
The rack must have a minimum depth of 70 mm (2.76 in.) between the front mounting flange and inside of the front door for appropriate cooling.
The rack must have a minimum depth of 157 mm (6.2 in.) between the rear mounting flange and inside of the rear door to install the server and make space for cable management.
The minimum side-to-side clearance in the rack between the front and rear mounting flanges must be 467 mm (18.2 in.) to accommodate the width of the server and the slide mounting brackets.

If an optional  BladeCenter  Acoustic  Attenuation  Module is installed, for the BladeCenter E then approximately 203 mm (8 in) of space should be left from the BladeCenter to the rear door
The minimum side-to-side clearance in the rack between each door and the mounting flanges must be 484 mm (19.1 in.) to accommodate the slide mounting brackets.
The rack must include perforated front and rear doors and must not prevent the flow of cool air into or out of the rack.
The weight-handling capacity of the rack must be able to support the maximum rack configuration, including all servers, external cables, and PDUs.
The rack must provide proper stabilization so that the rack does not become unstable when servers are pulled out for service.

Meet 37 lb/U weight handling capacity.  

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