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The Right Foundation for Cisco UCS

The Right Foundation for Cisco UCS

Provision space, power, and cooling for a successful deployment of Cisco UCS in the data center. (PDF - 1.7 MB)

Features and Capabilities


Optimized for Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS)

  • Custom-designed for Cisco infrastructure, including computing, network, and power
  • Offers ample room for power, cooling, cable management, and serviceability
  • Compatible with Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure solutions
  • Certified for preracking Cisco UCS and shipping up to 2700 pounds of IT gear

Advanced rack for the modern data center

  • Complies with EIA-310-D rack standards
  • 16-fold fully welded frame supports 3000 pounds of static load
  • 80 percent perforation on both the front and rear doors
  • Locking front and rear doors and side panels offer added security
  • Top panel with brush baffled cutout for large cables

Tailored fit with power distribution units (PDUs)

  • Compatible with industry standard PDUs and tested with Cisco RP-Series PDUs
  • PDU trays for tool-less installation of 0U PDUs
  • Deeper frame and deeply inset PDU tray reduce PDU interference

Easy installation and use

  • Stabilizer feet for safe installation of IT equipment
  • Tool-less cable management options
  • U markings for faster hardware installation
  • A joining kit connects adjacent racks within a row
  • Front door opens from either the right or the left

Cisco R-Series standard and expansion racks are ideal for single and multiple-rack Cisco UCS installations at customer sites. Cisco R-Series dynamic racks are required for shipping preracked Cisco UCS systems. Preracking Cisco UCS products in racks not from Cisco voids the Cisco UCS warranty.

Specifications at a Glance

Cisco R42612 Rack Standard Expansion Dynamic
Dimensions (H x W x D) 79.3 x 23.5 x 49.8 in /2013 x 597 x 1266 mm) 79.3 x 23.5 x 49.8 in (/2013 x 597 x 1266 mm) 79.3 x 23.5 x 49.8 in (/2013 x 597 x 1266 mm)
Dimensions (H x W x D) with packaging 84.3 x 36.2 x 54.8 in (/2140 x 920 x 1393 mm) 84.3 x 36.2 x 54.8 in (/2140 x 920 x 1393 mm) 86.4 x 46.4 x 57.4 in 2195 x 1180 x 1460 mm
Weight without packaging 339 lb (/154 kg) 264 lb (/120 kg) 359 lb (/163 kg)
Weight with packaging 410 lb (/186 kg) 335 lb (/152 kg) 705 lb (/320 kg)
Side panels included Yes No Yes
Equipment mounting capacity 42RU 42RU 42RU
Static load capacity 3000 lb (/1360 kg) of IT gear 3000 lb (/1360 kg) of IT gear 3000 lb (/1360 kg) of IT gear
Dynamic load capacity 2700 lb (/1224 kg) of IT gear 2700 lb (/1224 kg) of IT gear 2700 lb (/1224 kg) of IT gear
Ship load capacity N/A N/A 2700 lb (/1224 kg) of IT gear

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