Rack Requirements

 

You can mount the device on two-post racks or four-post racks.

Rack requirements consist of:

  • Rack type

  • Mounting bracket hole spacing

  • Rack size and strength

  • Rack connection to the building structure

Table 1 provides the rack requirements and specifications.

Table 1: Rack Requirements and Specifications

Rack Requirement

Guidelines

Rack type

You can mount the device on a rack that provides bracket holes or hole patterns spaced at 1  U (1.75 in. or 4.45 cm) increments and meets the size and strength requirements to support the weight.

A U is the standard rack unit defined by the Electronic Components Industry Association (http://www.ecianow.org).

Mounting bracket hole spacing

The holes in the mounting brackets are spaced at 1 U (1.75 in. or 4.45 cm), so that the device can be mounted in any rack that provides holes spaced at that distance.

Rack size and strength

  • Ensure that the rack complies with the size and strength standards of a 19-in. rack as defined by the Electronic Components Industry Association (http://www.ecianow.org).

  • Ensure that the rack rails are spaced widely enough to accommodate the external dimensions of the device chassis. The outer edges of the front mounting brackets extend the width of the chassis to 19 in. (48.2 cm).

  • The rack must be strong enough to support the weight of the device.

  • Ensure that the spacing of rails and adjacent racks provides for proper clearance around the device and rack.

Rack connection to building structure

  • Secure the rack to the building structure.

  • If earthquakes are a possibility in your geographical area, secure the rack to the floor.

  • Secure the rack to the ceiling brackets as well as wall or floor brackets for maximum stability.