Caution: tight 1650 rails

Les Niles lniles at Narus.com
Tue Apr 30 19:10:00 CDT 2002


I just put a PE1650 in a two post rack, using the 2 post kit.  
It allows either center mounting or front mounting in standard 
2 post racks with either 3" to 6" spacing.  

These rails are a vast improvement over the 2 post mounting 
kit for the PE1550.  

  -les

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Philip Rowlands [mailto:phr at doc.ic.ac.uk]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 4:49 PM
> To: Vsevolod Ilyushchenko
> Cc: linux-poweredge at dell.com
> Subject: Re: Caution: tight 1650 rails
> 
> 
> On Tue, 30 Apr 2002, Vsevolod Ilyushchenko wrote:
> 
> >The default RapidRails can only be installed in a four-post 
> rack where the
> >distance between vertical rails is between 28 and 29 inches. 
> These are the
> >least flexible rails I have ever seen. My two (non-Dell) 
> racks turned out
> >to have 27.5 and 29.5 inches, so I am out of luck.
> 
> If I go to www.dell.com, Small Business, Servers, Rack Optimised,
> PowerEdge 1650, Customize, then I get the following choices under
> "Chassis Configuration":
> 
> - Rapid Rails for Dell Rack
> - Rails for 3rd Party Rack
> - 2 Post Rail Kit
> - No Rails
> 
> I assume the third is a "telco" rack, although I've never used this
> type.
> 
> The first two rail options cost the same. Did you not get 
> these choices?
> Can anyone confirm/deny that "Rails for 3rd Party Rack" are suitable?
> (I'm thinking of buying some PE 1650s soon. Not being able to rack em'
> up would be a problem).
> 
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Phil




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