[rescue] [geeks] Last Call - Ultra 5/10 parts

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Tue Mar 11 10:17:03 CDT 2014

On Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 11:08 AM, Jonathan Katz <jon at jonworld.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 11:05 AM, <microcode at zoho.com> wrote:
> > Do those [V880] even go in a rack? I thought that box was free-standing.
> >
> >
> Just like the E450 (the V880's spiritual predecessor) there were rack kits
> for V880s. I believe you could even go two-tall with them.
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You can fit 3 in a rack.

The rack kit is a ~2U tall tray on rails that the server sits in, with some
screw holes to screw into the sides (and perhaps back?) of the V880.  I
helped rack a bunch of them in about 2002-2003.

You don't really need the stabilizer feet extended on the rack (it's been a
long time since I've seen stabilizer feet anyways) if you take out the PSU
and CPU modules first.  That's about 1/2 the weight of the machine.  I've
racked these by myself before.  For the bottom system, I didn't really ever
use a lift-cart.  Higher than about a foot off the floor requires a lift
cart or a buddy (after pulling out parts).

Oh, and definitely don't pull out more than one at a time. :)


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