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HP D2700 / D2600 rails won't mount in a normal round-hole rack

anthony11
Regular Advisor

HP D2700 / D2600 rails won't mount in a normal round-hole rack

We've studied this at length, but just can't figure out how to mount the rails that come with the D2600 / D2700 disk arrays in a normal round-hole rack.  Everything else mounts fine in our normal racks, including DL360/DL380/DL580 systems, but not the disk arrays.

 

The HP StorageWorks D2600 / D2700 Disk Enclosure User guide on page 31 makes limited mention of round-hole racks, saying only to use "smaller shoulder screws and pegs".  The index on pages 77 and 78 refers to modifying rails for round hole racks on page 31, but no such instructions are there.

 

The problem is that the brackets on the ends of the HP rails have holes that are too small for normal threaded hole rack screws, and we'd really rather not have to take them to a machine shop to have them reamed out.

 

http://www.beak.org/hp_array_rails.m4v  is a video clip demonstrating the problem.

 

Any advice would be much appreciated, either for getting the stock HP rails to work or for replacement rails.

 


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anthony11
Regular Advisor

Re: HP D2700 / D2600 rails won't mount in a normal round-hole rack

Attaching the video here directly failed because of the filename extension.