Each slide rail assembly consists of a three-section slide rail and a removable mounting bracket. The slide rail attaches to the rack posts. The mounting bracket attaches to the server chassis.
Figure 6 Sections of the Snap-In Slide Rail Assembly
1 Mounting bracket
2 Front section
3 Middle section
4 Rear section
The slide rails adjust to fit rack depths from 24 in. (61 cm) to 36.5 in. (93 cm). The middle and rear sections of the slide rails have holes for mounting the rail to the rack posts. The front section extends out of the middle section, which allows the server to be positioned far enough out of the rack for many service operations to be performed.
The removable mounting bracket slides 14.5 in. (37 cm) out of the slide rail, then locks in place. If you unlock the mounting bracket at this point, it slides an additional 14.5 in. (37 cm) before separating from the slide rail.
There are six locks in a slide rail assembly. Four are on the mounting bracket. Two locks are on the slide rail.
Figure 7 Locating the Locks on the Slide Rail Assembly