Rack Rails used in Telos Alliance 1RU devices

Updated by Bryan Jones


Many Telos Alliance devices use the same chassis and rack rail kit. This article applies to "most" of the Telos Alliance products that ship in a 1 RU rack-mount form factor. This includes;

  • Telos VX Enterprise
  • Telos VX Prime +
  • Axia Quasar Engine
  • Axia Pathfinder Core Pro
  • Telos Z/IPStream R/2
  • Telos iPort High Density
  • Linear Aero.8000
  • Linear AMS
  • Infinity VIP Server

The devices covered here have this form factor.

Supplied Rack Rails

As of this writing, the products listed above use a Super Mirco server platform for which parts are commercially available.

The rack rails supplied with these units are convertible and ship with inserts that allow them to "snap in" to square-hole IT-style racks like this.

They are Supermicro part numbers MCP-290-00102-0N and MCP-290-00108-0N and will come with the chassis in the box we ship you.

According to Supermicro, those two parts are not available separately. We suggest that if you are not initially rack mounting your unit, you put these rails somewhere for safe keeping.

If you need replacement rails

Replacement rail kits can be obtained directly from Supermicro. They are available as part of a kit that also includes an extension.

The two kits are;

MCP-290-00063-0N and includes;

  • MCP-290-00102-0N
  • MCP-290-00108-0N
  • MCP-290-00112-0N (extension inner rail, length:400mm)

MCP-290-00068-0N and includes;

  • MCP-290-00102-0N
  • MCP-290-00108-0N
  • MCP-290-00110-0N (extension inner rail, length:320mm)

Obtain either of these kits directly from the Supermicro store at https://store.supermicro.com/. Telos does NOT stock these parts.

Converting the rails

If you are mounting these in "broadcast-syle" racks (that use tapped 10/32 screws, for example), you need to remove the square-hole adapters from the rails.

On both the front and back of the left and right rails, remove the two small Phillips-head screws that hold the square-hole adapters to the mounting tabs — shown here with the red arrows.

Once the screws are removed, the square hole adapters can be removed, and you are left with rails that can then be used with threaded rack rails.

Save these adapters for future use. They can not be obtained separately. If you discard them and require them later, you would need to purchase a complete set of rails.

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