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Server Rack Rails - Information and Resources

Summary: Information on the 2 different types of rack rails - Sliding rails and static rails - for installing a Dell PowerEdge server.

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This article provides information about rack rails, which are used for installing Dell PowerEdge devices in server racks.

Types of Rack Rails

There are 2 different types of Rack Rails available:

Static Rails:

For mounting servers in a rack without an option to move them after installation. If another server is mounted directly above, the system has to be unmounted
for any work on the server hardware.


Sliding Rails:

For mounting servers in a rack with the option to work on the server hardware, even when another server is mounted directly above. The server can be pulled out of the rack from the front.

Mounting Instructions

The rack installation instructions are available as PDF files in the server specific manual sections on


Additional Information

Each rack server can be mounted in standard 19" racks. There are only a few tower servers that can be mounted in a rack by using a Tower to Rack Conversion Kit.
These kits are available for:

  • T630
  • T320 / T420
  • T610 / T710

Download the Dell Enterprise Systems Rail Sizing and Rack Compatibility Matrix for a detailed overview of all possible combinations. (PDF - English only)





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Rack Infrastructure, PowerEdge

Last Published Date

01 Oct 2021



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