[rescue] e420r and solaris questions

Sheldon T. Hall shel at tandem.artell.net
Sun Aug 21 16:39:53 CDT 2005

Quoth Devin L. Ganger ...
> On 8/21/05 8:18 AM, "Patrick Finnegan" 
> <pat at computer-refuge.org> wrote:
> > Find how far back the center of gravity is on the box, and 
> just in front
> > of it, screw some rack ears into the box.  I've got some surplus 2U
> > rack ears which might work laying around (2 per side) from APC Rack
> > PDUs, which I could stick on one of my 420R's and see if 
> they'll work.
> If you're going to do this, make damn sure you're screwing 
> those ears into
> some sort of structural member in the chassis that can handle 
> the weight.
> Had a cow-orker once who wanted to do something like this and 
> thought that
> putting the screws through the sheet metal sides of the 
> server (not Sun kit,
> thankfully!) would be more than sufficient.
> Luckily, there was nothing underneath it in the rack. The 
> person who had to
> answer the "server down" page in the middle of the night was 
> *not* amused.

Well, it was "down" if it fell out of the rack ...


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