Rack Mounting Options for IBM x3650
I often get the question of “My IBM Rail Kit will not work in my rack. What are my options for rack mounting my IBM x3650 server into a third party rack”. The answer here is not necessarily a hard one but can be a confusing one. You have several options depending on the type of rack that you are going to rackmount the IBM x3650.
When mounting into a 4post Rack the best solution I would recommend would be the third party rail kit from RackSolutions. The P/N is 2URAIL-IBM-345. This rail kit is extremely versatile and will work with most 4Post racks out on the market. This rail kit will give you full slide ability for your server and will work the cable management arm from IBM’s rail kit. This kit will mount into a rack with round holes, threaded holes and also square hole racks.
If you are not in need of a sliding rail kit, then you might be best suited using the fixed rail kit P/N 2UKIT-109. This will rack mount the server and maintain “U” Space, but you will lose slide ability. This kit will mount into a rack with round holes, threaded holes and square holes.
IBM x3650 Tech Specs & Service Guide
x3650 Server Information
|Weight||46.5lbs to 64lbs|
|Wattage||360W to 835W|
|Voltage||100-240 VAC, 50-60Hz|
|Heat Dissipation||1230-3312 BTU/hr|
|Operating Temperature||50F to 95F|
|Acoustical Noise Emissions||6.8 bel (68 dB)|