The PE2900 Tower to Rack Conversion Kit is now sold in two separate kits. The Rackmount Faceplate and Bezel are in one kit (SKU:330-0906) and the rails are sold as a separate kit (310-8207). Your Dell Account Rep. can order these products for you, however if for some reason you need additional options then please review the following choices.
Do you need Server Rack Rails?
First, option 1 is to use the Dell Rails without the front face plate and bezel. With this option you get almost everything that the complete Tower to Rack Conversion Kit has. The Rackmount Faceplate has thumbscrews on the sides that prevent the server from being pulled out and it has Pull Loops that are small simple handles to allow you to pull the server out. There are other cosmetic features that you will not get like having the text and Dell Logo turned 90 degrees but that is not critical. The LED control panel has a ribbon cable that will remain outside the chassis. This can be an issue for some installations.
The Dell Rapid Rails for the PE2900 is P/N: 310-8207. This P/N is still active in the Dell System, and your Dell Account Rep. can order it. RackSolutions no longer stocks this item, and it has been discontinued. You will also need a set of10-32 Shoulder Nuts to install the Rails to the side of the chassis. These Shoulder Nuts can be ordered from RackSolutions: P/N: SHOULDER-NUT-KIT.
- Dell Rapid Rails for PE2900 (discontinued)
- Shoulder Nuts
- Dell Documentation (you need to read this to figure out how to get the chassis panels off)
Do you need a Heavy Duty Shelf?
Next, option 2 is to put the Dell PE2900 on a Heavy Duty Sliding Shelf. This is a very simple option that provides all the features of the complete Tower to Rack Conversion Kit. This option is also more cost effective because the the Shelf can be used again for any device where as the products in Option #1 can only be used with the PE2900.
The Heavy Duty Sliding Shelf will use an additional Rack Unit of Space. The Heavy Duty Sliding Shelf can be ordered through your Dell Account Rep. using the Dell SKU: A0608912 or purchased from RackSolutions: P/N: 2USHL-130.
Do you need a Heavy Duty Fixed Rail?
Finally, option 3 is to put the Dell PE2900 on a Heavy Duty Fixed Rail. This is a very economical option. The Heavy Duty Fixed Rail is a static non-sliding option. This option provides basic features such as simple cable management and allows the PE2900 to be easily removed from the Server Rack.
There are other options available as well if none of these solutions satisfy your requirements. Please call our Expert Technical Support Staff at: 1-888-505-7225 if you still require assistance.