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SPARC M8 and SPARC M7 Servers Installation Guide

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Updated: September 2017

Rack Compatibility

The SPARC M8-8 and SPARC M7-8 servers, and the associated rackmounting hardware kit, are compatible with 1200-mm Oracle racks only (either the Sun Rack II 1242 rack or the Oracle Rack Cabinet 1242). The servers have not been tested in non-Oracle racks.

Note -  The SPARC M8-8 and SPARC M7-8 servers were designed to be installed into racks with a 1200-mm depth. 1000-mm deep racks will not provide enough space to service the stand-alone server components, or to route and secure the server power cords and data cables safely.

If you will install the server in a non-Oracle rack, ensure that the non-Oracle rack meets the server installation requirements, which include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • The stand-alone server must be placed on a rack shelf in the non-Oracle rack

  • The rack shelf must be capable of supporting a minimum weight of 425 lbs (193 kg)

  • The rack shelf must be designed for the rack being used

Obtain the rack shelf from the rack vendor. Installing a stand-alone server in non-Oracle racks using the included rackmounting hardware kit is not supported.

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