Re: [Hampshire] Rails 101

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Author: Brad Macpherson via Hampshire
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CC: Brad Macpherson
Subject: Re: [Hampshire] Rails 101

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G'day,

Second-hand prices for rails will depend on the server they're suitable
for, too. The rack side of things is uniform, the server side depends on
the server manufacturer; Cisco UCS rails don't fit Dell servers, for
example, as they have different attachment methods.

Cheers

Brad

On 11/01/2021 14:47, James Courtier-Dutton via Hampshire wrote:
> Hi,
>
> When purchasing a new server, the rails are normally a cost extra, but
> everyone ticks that option because one always needs rails otherwise it
> is difficult to install the server.
> So, the rails come with the server and not the cabinet.
> But, for second hand hardware, they are probably sold separately.
> I don't know what the second hand price is for rails.
>
> Kind Regards
>
> James
>
>
>
> On Mon, 11 Jan 2021 at 13:24, rmluglist2--- via Hampshire
> <hampshire@???> wrote:
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>> Hi all
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>> Keeping this as short as possible: Do rackmount server rails “come with” the server or with the cabinet? I need to upgrade my cluster and one of the key issues I’ve faced (forced as I am to buy 2nd hand hardware) is that they seldom come with rails. My main supplier (www.bargainhardware.co.uk) often tell me that the low end servers that I tend to buy often don’t come with rails.
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>> Buying rails seems to add greatly to the cost of the server e.g. server=£120, rails=£50. Am I missing something? Clearly I’m not going to buy a higher specced machine than I need just for the rails but I seldom seem to see servers on ebay with rails.
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>> I guess a simpler question is: Does anyone know a supplier of 2nd hand rackmount servers who supply rails for all machines – not just the higher end ones?
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>> Cheers
>>
>> R
>>
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