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RE: mid-mount server rails

  • From: Hannigan, Martin
  • Date: Tue Jul 06 16:42:56 2004

That depends on aisle spacing. A four post box has some dimension.
Depending upon the aisle spacing, it could obstruct an aisle or 
obstruct access to other equipment. Midmounting works great in properly
sized aisles with defined "working sides" etc.

I hate it when I catch something on a box that should be in a cabinet
but for some reason it was midmounted when it shouldn't have been. It
is kind of dangerous, especially if it's eye level.


Martin Hannigan                         (c) 617-388-2663
VeriSign, Inc.                          (w) 703-948-7018
Network Engineer IV                       Operations & Infrastructure
[email protected]

> -----Original Message-----
> From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]On Behalf Of
> Aaron Thomas
> Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2004 4:32 PM
> To: 'Christopher J. Wolff'
> Cc: [email protected]
> Subject: RE: mid-mount server rails
> Depending on the number of servers, I would just go with a 
> center mount shelf.  More flexible and functionality should you remove
> the server...
> Grab some rubber feet (they come with most rack mount network 
> equipment but are rarely used) on the server and you should be ok...
> If you want, you could over strap the server for better security.
> This has worked well for me.
> Cheers,
> Aaron 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On 
> Behalf Of Christopher J. Wolff
> Sent: July 5, 2004 8:07 PM
> To: [email protected]
> Subject: mid-mount server rails
> Hi Nanogers
> If I have a two post relay rack, could you advise on any 
> generic rails that could be used to 'mid-mount' a 1-4U server 
> on that two
> port rack?  Thank you.
> Regards,
> Christopher J. Wolff VP CIO
> Broadband Laboratories, Inc.