Hi can a hp proliant that is specified to be 69,85 cm in length fit into a 800mm closed rack. No air holes at the front of the rack. But there is a cooling unit attached to the rack. There will be a cat 6 copper LAN cable at the back and c13 plug(right angled if nessecary)

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    Would that be the HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 server you mentioned earlier? – HBruijn Nov 8 '14 at 0:55
  • Hi @Hbruijn, It is I am a bit scared after the tight fit comment and of course the need for air intake at the front will reduce the amount of space I have at the back. – DavyGravy Nov 8 '14 at 11:19

I don't know.

  • What the of rack is this?
  • Why is it closed?
  • Are there security concerns?
  • Is the server the only device in the rack?

More context is better than less...

See: What to look for in a server rack?

Don't be this guy: Server won't physically fit in rack: which technical problems will I face in future if I force the mount?

I tell people that modern HP servers are incredibly efficient and can run in a variety of conditions. The thermal and cooling control available in a DL380p Gen8 server is quite comprehensive. If you just have one, you can toss it on a shelf at normal room temperate and be fine. I wouldn't go to extremes to accommodate the server.

  • Hi the rack is an ip55 rack and is a requirement. The room it is in has no air conditioning so the temperature can come up to 30c. The space I have limits me to the 800mm rack. – DavyGravy Nov 8 '14 at 11:21
  • There will be three servers in there all the same type and 2 or 3 catalyst 2960s. – DavyGravy Nov 8 '14 at 11:24
  • And with regards to security concerns yes. – DavyGravy Nov 8 '14 at 11:24
  • Please link to the specific rack product and description. – ewwhite Nov 8 '14 at 13:24
  • HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 E5-2609 2.4GHz 4-core 1P 4GB-R P420i SFF 460W PS Entry EU The rack is a (BxHxD) 800x2100x800, 42HE with the brackets being 650mm in Depth. Is that enough info? I dont know how to attach a file here. – DavyGravy Nov 11 '14 at 19:46

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