Be gentle, first question...
I'm wondering if a Dell R420 or R430 (they appear to be identical in size according to the Dell spec sheet - max 642mm deep with redundant PSU) will fit in my client's rack?
My client's rack is 800mm deep (external dimension) and appears to have 750mm usable interior space - measured myself. The rack is 42U 4 post that can be wheeled about (I have no idea of the brand and nobody seems to be able to tell me as it was there prior to my arrival on scene). Currently the front and rear posts are 550mm apart (front edge of front post to rear edge of rear post). There is room to move the front and rear posts further apart if necessary.
I'm not planning to purchase any cable management arms and will look to use the Dell static rails.
Based on dimensions alone it would appear that the R420/R430 will fit, but I'm wondering if there is any real world info.... - Does anyone have either of these servers and could tell me how far apart the posts need to be to accommodate the rack server?