Mounting A Dell Poweredge R620 1U Vertical Wall Mount

Mounting A Dell Poweredge R620 1U Vertical Wall Mount

2021, Mar 28    

I finally got my server in for my home lab. The problem is I didn’t know what I was going to do with it space wise, but I knew it couldn’t stay on the floor. I did some googling and found some people vertically mount their rack servers. So, I went to eBay and found a 1U wall rack that had four-screw mounting holes. The thing that bothered me was people saying to use zip ties to secure the server to the rack.

I used Wallclaw screw anchors to mount the rack to the wall. Once I got the rack on the wall, I wanted to secure the server using the rack screws, not zip ties. The Dell rabbit ears have a small screw that works with their Easyrail system. I’m not using that, so I took a look at the rabbit ear assembly and noticed that there was housing around their spring-loaded screw. I took a pocket knife and popped the screw out the front of the housing.

spring loaded cage screw dell poweredge server

I put a standard M8 cage screw through the hole and it mounted like normal with cage nut. No zip ties!

spring loaded cage screw dell poweredge server

Here is an image of the R620 mounted on the wall.
vertical mount poweredge server