[rescue] e420r and solaris questions

Skeezics Boondoggle skeezics at q7.com
Sun Aug 21 00:19:39 CDT 2005

On Sat, 20 Aug 2005, Dan Sikorski wrote:

> Bryan Gurney wrote:
> >I shudder at the thought of an E420R going on a two-post rack.  If they  
> >have a cantilevered shelf that can handle a 4RU box, then that'd be okay,  
> >but this thing definitely can't be screwed onto the posts by just the  
> >front rack ears.

Agreed...  IMHO, 2-rail racks are for network gear and patch panels, and
that's it. :-)

> Well, i'm obviously not going to screw it in by the front posts, I was 
> hoping for something that would screw into the same holes that the four 
> post mounting hardware would, but have rack ears at the center of 
> gravity for the machine instead of the front and back.  It would be just 
> need to be a pair of pretty simple pieces of steel.   [...]

However, I just happen to have the Accuride kit right here[0].  It would
_appear_ that if you take the long back brackets and turn them around you
can attach them to the front of the rail kit with the "ears", facing
backwards, almost centered - possibly suitable for mounting on a 2-rail
relay rack with the machine's weight fairly evenly distributed

I really wouldn't recommend it, though... but it seems to me it should be
at least possible.  (Seriously, don't sue me if you pull your machine out
to service it and end up in a tangle of twisted metal and a wreck of bent

-- Chris

[0] I have a 220R that is missing the _inside_ rails (the ones that attach
to the chassis) and I can't find those damned things anywhere... argh!

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