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SPARC M8 and SPARC M7 Servers Installation Guide

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Updated: September 2017

Oracle Rack Requirements

Note -  The SPARC M8-8 and SPARC M7-8 servers were designed to be installed into a 1200-mm Oracle rack (either the Sun Rack II 1242 or the Oracle Rack Cabinet 1242). The 1000-mm Sun Rack II 1042 does not provide enough space to service SPARC M8-8 or SPARC M7-8 server components, or to route and secure the server power cords and data cables safely. Installing a stand-alone SPARC M8-8 or SPARC M7-8 server into a Sun Rack II 1042 rack is not supported.

When installing a stand-alone server in a 1200mm Oracle rack, the rack must meet the following requirements.

Rack type
1200-mm racks only. (The 1000-mm Sun Rack II 1042 rack is not compatible.)
Four-post rack (mounting at both front and rear). Two-post racks are not compatible.
Rack horizontal opening and unit vertical pitch
Conforms to ANSI/EIA 310-D-1992 standards.
Rack rail mounting hole sizes
Only 9.5-mm square holes are supported. No other sizes are supported.
Distance between front and rear mounting planes
27 in. (686 mm).
Clearance depth in front of front mounting plane
Distance of rackmounting plane to front rack door is at least 2.75 in. (70 mm).
Clearance depth behind front mounting plane
Distance of rackmounting plane to inside rear rack door is 15.75 in (400 mm).
Clearance width between the rack's vertical rails
Distance between inside vertical structural supports is 19 in. (482.60 mm).
Clearance width for the server opening
Distance between RETMA rail to RETMA rail edges is 17.72 in. (450 mm).
Stand-alone server dimensions
Depth: 32.0 in. (813 mm)
Width of chassis: 17.5 in. (445 mm)
Width of front bezel: 19 in. (483 mm)
Height: 17.2 in. (438.0 mm)
SPARC M8-8 weight (with 8 CMIOUs): 425 lbs (193 kg)
SPARC M7-8 weight (with 8 CMIOUs): 405 lbs (184 kg)

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