First off, is mounting servers in 4 post open frame racks something that is done alot?
I have been having a major headache the last 3 weeks trying to get 1 each PE1750, PE2650 and PV112T mounted in a chatsworth 4 post open frame. The 3rd party versrails I ordered with the dell products are threaded round holes. The 4 post open frame rack I have is the QuadraRack 4-Post frame (model 50120-X03). These also have threaded round holes. The problem is the holes don't align horizonally. see picture
So after talking to chatsworth on the phone they said I would need the square holed posts instead. They asked me to send them the versarails and if it worked they would send me 4 posts from the QuadraRack server frame model (model 15053-X03). After they tested everything out they told me it will work ok but their 4 post frame wasnt designed for this type of thing. Here are thier pictures they sent me from there test
You can see that the square holes work but there is slop and the screw sits on the bottom of the square holes. They told me that they have never had anyone use a 4 post open frame to mount servers in before. They told me If I was to mount these servers in a cabinet then I would not be having any of these problems.
I am totally confused what am I doing wrong here? Am I the only one who wants to mount servers in a 4 post open frame rack?