[rescue] Hardware Question: Vax 4000 and Rack Mounts

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Apr 24 16:52:50 CDT 2003

On Thursday, April 24, 2003, at 01:14 PM, Eric Dittman wrote:
>>> Is it possible to pull the working guts from a pedistal-type Vax 4000
>>> and
>>> install them into a rack-moutable box ?
>>> Alternatively, anyone know of a source of rack-mountable Vax
>>> 4000/200's ?
>>    Well unless you have the "narrow" (BA215 if memory serves) VAX4000
>> chassis, it's already rackmountable.  Pull it out of its plastic
>> sheath...you'll notice rackmount ears on the sides of the metal frame.
> There's also a rack-mount version of the VAX4000 chassis.  It
> is shorter and deeper.  The drives still go on the front, but
> the backplane is horizontal.  Right-angle connectors for any
> cords that plug in to the cards is a very good idea.

   Yup, that's what my 700a is mounted in.  Those things are carved out 
of solid blocks of unobtainium.


Dave McGuire              "I'm willing to sacrifice my ass for the sake
St. Petersburg, FL                    of good food."    -Kurt Huhn

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