[rescue] Hardware Question: Vax 4000 and Rack Mounts

Eric Dittman dittman at dittman.net
Thu Apr 24 17:14:11 CDT 2003

> >>> 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.

I've got an empty one in my garage with your name on it,
and I've got a loaded one that I may pick up some time
in the future.
Eric Dittman
dittman at dittman.net

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