[rescue] Running an ultra 60 on its side

Brian Deloria bdeloria at gmail.com
Wed May 30 11:58:05 CDT 2007

The Ultra 60 we at $WORK has been sitting on it's side on a rack shelf for a
better part of 4 years.  Nothing on top of it except for an old 8mm and an
SDLT drive.

On 5/30/07, Lord Doomicus <lorddoomicus at mac.com> wrote:
> On May 30, 2007, at 7:41 AM, Jonathan Groll wrote:
> > Can an ultra 60 be run on its side?
> >
> > All the machines I've seen have a sticker on the case with a
> > crossed-out
> > picture of the machine on its side with a monitor on top.
> >
> > Is this to prevent the weight of the monitor breaking the plastic
> > side,
> > or is it for heat dispersal reasons (i.e.. foam blocks on lid
> > channeling
> > hot air out)?
> >
> > I've got a book shelf that unfortunately only has space for the
> > machines
> > sideways (great for U1s and U2s!).
> There was a rack kit for the U-60 that put it on it's side to get it
> in a rack.   I know this because I use to have a couple of Racked
> U-60's in the data center.  You had to remove part of the case
> however to mount it to the rack kit.  But there was no issue with
> running it on it's side.
> I wouldn't put a monitor on top of it if it's sitting on it's side.
> If you've ever seen the inside of an Ultra5 or an older 10 or 20
> where you could put a monitor on top if it, there is some support
> structure that isn't inside the U-60.
> - Derrik
> Derrik Walker v2.0, RHCE
> lorddoomicus at mac.com
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