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SPARC M8 and SPARC M7 Servers Installation Guide

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Updated: September 2017

Use a Metal Plate to Cross Gaps in the Floor

To prevent the server wheels from falling into holes or gaps in the floor, always use a 3/16-inch (4.8-mm) thick A36 metal plate with beveled edges to cross these gaps. The plate must be wide enough to bridge the gap in the floor.


Caution  -  A metal plate thinner than 3/16 inches (4.8 mm) will not support the weight of the server.


Caution  -  If the gap the server must cross is wider than 2 inches (51 mm), or has an elevation of greater than 1 inch (25.4 mm), consult with your facilities manager to design and use a metal plate that will bridge the gap while supporting the full weight of the server.

  • Use a 3/16-in. (4.8-mm) thick A36 metal plate with beveled edges when crossing gaps in the floor.
    image:Figure showing a server crossing a gap in the floor using a                                 metal plate.

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