We are currently upgrading our tower based build server to a new 19" rack mounted unit for our software development team.
Our new rack server has a maximum depth of 22 inches. So to accommodate this, we purchased a server rack cabinet that supports exactly 22 inches as its maximum component depth. With the vertical rack mounts moved all the way in the front of the cabinet, we are able to fit the server in the cabinet and then close the glass door to the cabinet.
We also purchased a D-Link DGS-1216T network switch, which is also mounted in the cabinet. However, since the switch has all of the ports in the front of the unit, we are unable to close the glass door in the front of the cabinet once CAT5 cables are plugged into the switch.
Does anyone know of some specialized brackets or other hardware that could be used to make a rack mountable component set recessed 1 or 2 inches from the vertical rack mounts?
In other words, we want something to make the network switch not be flush with the vertical mounts so that we can plug in CAT5 cables and also be able to close the cabinet door.
I realize that we could move the vertical mounts back a few notches, which would move the switch deeper into the cabinet, but then we would not be able to attach the server to the mounts as it would extend past them.