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Server racks are one of the most important concerns when choosing a colocation data center for your business. Wrong choices can lead to many difficulties afterward, so it is essential to pick the right one. To make the right choice, you need correct information, and this article will provide you with that information.
First, we will cover the basics of the server rack and then tell you about one of the best server racks we refer to as HPE Proliant DL160 Gen8. We will talk about both its specs and rack compatibility.
Let us cover the basics first.
This rack is specially designed for holding and organizing IT equipment. You need more than one piece of hardware to perform necessary functions for many operations. A rack is a good option for many reasons, It can help you stack servers and other IT equipment inside and keep everything organized. Second, they also make controlling air flow easy.
So, you can house and organize IT equipment in the best way possible. The server rack ensures the best utilization of floor space.
It holds the IT equipment just like a regular rack. However, it is enclosed from all sides in most cases. You will see doors in the front and rear rack and walls on every side.
There are many reasons why people prefer enclosed racks. First of all, they add extra security against theft and accidents. Second, both sides are covered, so controlling the airflow is easier. At the end, cabinets would look great if you put them in the public area.
So, this post is about HPE ProLiant DL160 Gen8. It is a 1U rack server that ensures high-performance computing and enhanced management and networking. Other than high performance its other qualities are space efficiency and enhanced serviceability. If you are looking for better scalability and flexibility, it is the best option. HPE ProLiant DL160 Gen8 is perfect for High Performance Computing (HPC) environments and web serving.
Let us tell you in detail about the different specs of HPE Proliant DL 160 Gen 8. Let us start with mounting equipment.
Slide Rail: 1U Raven 13 Rail for HP
4 Post Racks: 19” width, 20”-30” mounting depth
2 Post Racks: 19” width, 3”-6” uprights
Universal Rail: 1U Universal Rack Rails
4 Post Shelf: Rack Mount Sliding Shelf
2 Post Shelf: Light Duty Server Rack Shelf 24″
Length (depth): 8 SFF/4 LFF: 27.5” (699 mm) / 29.5” (749.3 mm)
Width: 8 SFF/4 LFF: 17.1” (434 mm)
Height: 1.7” (42.9 mm)
Weight: 15.2 kg (33 Ib) maximum, 14.1 kg (31 lb) minimum
And here are the mounting requirements. There should be a U height of 1U, rack width of 17 inches, and mountable depth is 29 inches.
Let us tell you about different hardware specifications of Proliant DL 160.
HPE SmartMemory, PC3-10600R registered DDR3 (1333 MHz), 24 DIMM slot
There are two storage variations.
There are different CPU options. Intel Xeon E5-2600 series is available in 2,4,6, or 8 cores.
Power supply type 500 W Platinum-certified (92 percent) efficient power supply standard, common slot power supply (optional)
HPE iLO (Firmware: HPE iLO 4)
The Proliant DL160 Gen8 chassis is 1 rack unit in height, has a depth of 29 inches, and will fit in standard EIA 19-inch racks. Rails allow for the most efficient use of space when mounting servers. RackSolutions specifically designed a slide rail kit to fit the shoulder screws of the DL160.
Universal rails with a height of 1U and support up to 29 inches of depth will be compatible with the Proliant DL160. A benefit of these is the ability to reuse them for different servers or future upgrades. Plus, it’s easy to slide your server in and out of them for maintenance.