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Re: Rack Recommendations
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Rack Recommendations
- From: Chuck Yerkes <chuck+obsd_(_at_)_2003_(_dot_)_snew_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2003 18:33:15 -0700
- Mail-followup-to: Chuck Yerkes <chuck+obsd_(_at_)_2003_(_dot_)_snew_(_dot_)_com>, misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
There's a reason it's an EIA standard spacing.
Equipment from 1960 fits in my 2002 cabinet.
A U is a U.
As for the original question: To do what?
Quoting Richard Welty (rwelty_(_at_)_averillpark_(_dot_)_net):
> On Mon, 4 Aug 2003 09:58:23 -0600 (MDT) "Sancho2k.net Lists" <lists_(_at_)_sancho2k_(_dot_)_net> wrote:
> > Reading the OP's question revived some pretty bad memories of installing
> > servers in our panduits. All of the systems we have bought recently come
> > with rackmount kits for dell racks. They are pretty nice; just tension
> > snap them into the square holes. The Panduit racks that we have are
> > circular holes and spaced differently; I realize that this is a matter of
> > different rack systems, but it doesn't stop there.
> the spacing in the Panduit racks (i've used a number of different rack
> systems, including panduit racks side-by-side with the very nice aluminum
> Chatsworth two post racks) is extremely standard, designed to mesh up with
> standard hole spacing in (n)U rackmount equipment. i would consider racks
> that didn't use this spacing to be non-standard oddballs.
> > The poor utilization
> > of
> > rack space vertically that comes as a result of rack mount brackets
> > sticking out in the wrong direction leaves us shorted about 3 servers
> > worth of space per rack.
> sounds like an assembly problem.
> > Beyond this, the racks seem to be geared towards
> > screws and not snaps.
> most standard racks are.
> > The structure of the racks alone makes the act of
> > getting a screwdriver pointed in correctly to get a good hold on the
> > screw
> > near impossible.
> again, this sounds like an assembly problem, or perhaps using non-standard
> rack mounts in standard racks.
> Richard Welty rwelty_(_at_)_averillpark_(_dot_)_net
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