[rescue] E4000 rackmount kit?

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Fri Dec 14 13:35:41 CST 2007

On Fri, Dec 14, 2007 at 02:16:08PM -0500, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> On Friday 14 December 2007, Nick B. wrote:
> > As cool as the idea of dropping crowbars from orbit is, I really
> > don't want to try to emulate it inside my house.
> > I've got a good solid 4 post rack with some space in the bottom, and
> > an e4k sitting (upside down at the moment) next to it, below a pair
> > of A5ks which I have at this point given up on getting in the rack. 
> > I've found the sun rack kit as low as 200$, has anyone used the sun
> > e4k rack kit?
> The rack kit to fit an E4000 into a Sun rack, only works on a Sun rack, 
> as it screws into holes on the part of the rails that are parallel to 
> the sides, not the where things normally mount, on holes that you would 
> normally mount things to in a generic rack.

Parallel to the sides is fairly common I thought.  Around where I work,
they are called side rails or side ears.  We have a bunch of generic
racks with both sorts around where I work.  My HP rack has such parallel
rails front and back.  For my Netra T1 rack kit, I'm using the regular
front rails, but for the back I'm screwing onto a parallel post like you

Doesn't mean that my rack is actually compatible with the Sun rack.  I'm
just point out that a lot of racks have rails in both directions.  
> If I were you, I'd just look for a rack shelf (or make one with a piece 
> of 1/2" plywood and two 19-ish" long pieces of angle-iron).  Probably 
> about $20 max in cost.

I don't know about the E4k, but for the E250, my HP rack came with angle
pieces that are just perfect.  Alas, those angle pieces do not work
nicely with U5s, HP DL360s, or T1s.  They do work nicely for U1s and
SS20s though.  So the SS20 in the rack holds up the HP DL360 for now
until I can get a proper rail kit for the HP.

BTW, these angle pieces that came with the rack also screw into the
rails parallel with the angle pieces.

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