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Struggling to remove server from Rack

Push in the red circled area. This will move the tab in the blue circled area clear of the stop, and you can then pull the server out.
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Purpose of vent holes on the top of rackmount servers?

(Some people are hard to please...) These are likely system exhaust vents and fit into the total design of the product. Please understand that the system is designed and optimized for rack mounting ...
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Will DL360 Gen 8 servers fit in rails designed for DL360 Gen 7 servers?

Short: No, they need different one. I've researched a bit, and i even know this out of my brain. G6 and G7 had the same Railmount. But in Fact, G8 had a different one. HP - 679365-001 is the Part ...
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Difference and compatibility between IBM, Dell, HP server rails

Rackmount servers come with rails intended for that equipment. The rails are generally unique to the server model and manufacturer. It IS possible to buy generic universal rails, but there isn't a ...
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Can any standard rack server or enclosure be mounted on sliding rails?

Short answer: It depends. Long answer: This is going to vary a lot from one chassis/enclosure to the next or even from one sub-model of enclosure to the next. Questions you need to consider: Are ...
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Can any standard rack server or enclosure be mounted on sliding rails?

Rail kits tend to be specific to the type of enclosure you're getting, since while the holes on the rack mounting post are standardized, the method of fastening rails to the case is not. What you may ...
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Difference and compatibility between IBM, Dell, HP server rails

In my experience, it's not possible to use rack mounts from different vendors on different machines. There may be some system where where generic cases are used, and thus, generic rails are available....
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How compatible are rack-mount server rails across different manufacturers?

In my experience, they aren't standardized, even within the same brand of chassis. Save yourself a lot of pain and research the exact rails you need and buy those exact ones. I'm a big fan of tool-...
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Is there now a 1u (or for that matter 2u) solution for PCs with graphics cards?

Most decent GPUs use double-slots, which simply can't fit into a 1U server, not and have decent air throughput anyway. There are lots of 2U servers which will support a pair of double-slot GPUs (HPE ...
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Can a Dell T410 tower be converted to rack mounting?

According to the T410 technical guide: The PowerEdge T410 is not a rackable system and does not have a rack kit. However, the T410 can be stored in a rack using a third-party rack tray.
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Difference and compatibility between IBM, Dell, HP server rails

The server/system manufacturer supplies the rails that fit to their equipment. There is no universal standard in that regard. Rail kits from one product line may not even fit another product line ...
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Is it bad to mount a rack mountable server vertically?

I have had a Dell R230 1U server mounted vertically on the wall in a customers basement for 3 years now. The fans more than make up for any heat rise. The back is at the bottom and the front is at the ...
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What is "Node Composing" in Intel RSD?

In my opinion, "Node Composing" in intelRSD is not real virtualization. As mentioned in "pod-manager-api-specification": Currently a user can request allocation of a single node with a single ...
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Can any standard rack server or enclosure be mounted on sliding rails?

Buy sliding rails or simply place your equipment on a sliding shelf.
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Rack server with NVidia or ATI GPU

I used to be a Dell Engineer, I can remember having several call outs for a Dell Precision Rack that for all purposes was a Server but they still classed it as a Workstation. These had top of the line ...
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What are the considerations which decide the server Dimensions in Rack Servers?

You're getting your terms wrong sorry. A blade server is a physically small server that fits inside a larger chassis that provides the blade servers inside it with common services such as power ...
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Purpose of vent holes on the top of rackmount servers?

Those holes are IMHO there to allow the air to keep venting in the event a person fills the expansion slots. Cards in expansion slots don't have vent holes so each care is removing venting real ...
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Mounting DL160 and DL380 G6 -- rack requirements?

You need a standard 4-post rack with square holes and the appropriate rail kits for each server. I wouldn't bother rack mounting these systems for your home. The cost of the rails is probably as much ...
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How to find suitable inner rails for a used server?

Scour every inch of the rack. Follow up on every part number. Take a picture of the rack. Every angle. Post it to forums like this.
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Choosing the correct server rack width

We tend to use the 800mm wide ones for network and fibre-channel switches to accommodate the extra cabling requirements and then use 600mm ones for servers/storage etc. where the cabling tends to be ...
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What kind of slide rails do I need?

Supermicro offers a Threaded Rail Adapter Set for Round Hole Racks (MCP-290-00060-0N) which sounds like what you're looking for exactly.
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How to fit a 3U in a SysRack?

With the door open, the cabinet should have two vertical rails, each with 36 holes, either square or round. You will attach the rack-mount chassis to those rails via the three holes each side of the ...
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How to work out the rack requirements for a specific machine?

I think your best bet is to ask your server vendor. They can spec the correct rack with any requirements you may have like glass door, fan, back door, removeable side panels, etc. One key point you ...
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3.5" SAS drives in server with 2.5" bays

This can't really be done without physically damaging the chassis. There's just no way to get a 3.5" disk into a 2.5" slot. MAYBE with something like this - https://www.amazon.com/Drive-...
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19" rackmount server fan noise with 3.3 GHz vs 2.4 GHz CPU

Many server BIOS/BMC adjust the system fan speed based on the CPU TDP. This means that using, say, a 95w CPU vs a 145w CPU is going to command a significant difference in fan speed and noise. I saw (...
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Netgear ProSafe Switch Mounting Screw Size

The mounting hardware you use is typically independent of the hardware you are mounting. Reason being that there are different racks that have different mounting mechanisms. If you have a square-hole ...
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Has anyone purchased an AcoustiRack?

I don't have direct AcoustiRack experience, but I have used the APC variant and own the GizMac XRackPro2, another noise-reducing cabinet option. The XRackPro is able to run G6/G7/Gen8 HP servers in my ...
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Purpose of vent holes on the top of rackmount servers?

Servers aren't really intended to be stacked directly on top of each other but for mounting in a 19'' cabinet. Typically there they don't quite touch and those vent holes won't be (completely) closed ...
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Is it bad to mount a rack mountable server vertically?

The short answer to the question (though already given by others) is "Yes, it is possible without any big problems". Some big server OEMs did actually provide a stand for a vertical configuration on a ...
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