Rack mount strips

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Alex Gibson

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Jul 12, 2022, 10:02:09 AMJul 12
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Hi all

I'm getting rid of a bulky server chassis - landlords giving it to their kid's school - but need something to mount the patch panels and a couple of servers.

Before I let this go, does anyone local have spare rack mount strips?  IE the rail with square holes - so I can mount the kit in a smaller cabinet?

Otherwise I will remove one of the rear strips and cut in half to make a pair of shorter ones.  But it would be better not to compromise an intact chassis!

Cheers
Akex

Lee Hiscott

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Jul 12, 2022, 6:59:07 PMJul 12
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Lee Hiscott

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Jul 12, 2022, 7:02:34 PMJul 12
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I do have a wall mount rack, which is going spare, for a small consideration. Probably around 12U but I could measure if you like.
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Alex Gibson

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Jul 12, 2022, 8:28:29 PMJul 12
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Hi Lee, both good options!
Yes please to dimensions of your rack, apologies in advance if I'm fussy, goal is for minimalism - the media rack is a good option.
Plan B is to 3d print rack mount ears to fit 2020 extrusions, but I'm sure a more elegant solution will exist, bare rack strips is the ideal.
Cheers
Alex

David Price

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Jul 12, 2022, 11:31:02 PMJul 12
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Had you considered a LackRack?

david

Lee Hiscott

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Jul 13, 2022, 3:53:57 AMJul 13
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I will get the dimensions later today

Alex Gibson

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Jul 13, 2022, 6:19:36 AMJul 13
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Hi David

 

Yes, definitely – however the kit I need to fit includes a couple of full length 1U servers, so I’d be into at least 2 Lack units like below…

 

The server cabinet is making way for a laser cutter, which needs its own stand, support gubbins – so I may as well spend the same money on extrusions and integrate all-metal!

 

https://wiki.eth0.nl/images/9/99/5x_lackrack.jpg

 

Alex Gibson

 

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Lee Hiscott

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Jul 13, 2022, 2:11:26 PMJul 13
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Not sure the wall cabinet will house all of that lot.

36h x 41d x 54w  (cm)

I also have a couple of floor standing racks...if you'd rather...one about chest high, the other full 42U high.
Looking at pictures, its at least 24U possible 27U high.
It was a server cabinet once, and will need some assistance to get it out of the loft it's currently residing in, and currently it's an open frame, the doors and side panels are around here somewhere...but they got removed to get it up the ladder!

Let me know if you're interested. Not a problem if you're already sorted.
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Alex Gibson

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Jul 13, 2022, 2:15:36 PMJul 13
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Sorry Lee, that was a stock photo from the Lack Hack website…

 

I have 2x 1U switches, 2x 1U servers as a minimum, plus a Vodafone router, raspberry Pis etc – 8U would do the trick but anything that would fit under a desk good!

 

Wall cabinet might be fine if the servers can stick out of the back of it?

 

Cheers,

 

Alex Gibson

 

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