Rails & Cable Management

Rails for HP and Dell servers

The world of server rails can be quite daunting and complicated, especially if you are not a seasoned IT guru for a large company or familiar with the wide variety of Dell and HP servers. Server rails are a crucial component of a server rack; the rails hold the servers in place and, depending on which type of rails you have, allow you to service your system and maintain an efficient and accessible structure... Read More

Rails can get tricky however, certain rails are only compatible with certain systems and others require tools for installation. We're here to help steer you in the right direction and get you the rails that you need quickly and affordably, and more importantly, steer you clear of the rails that you don’t need!

Tips for Selecting Rails

We’ve outlined some basic tips and suggestions below that should help with your quest to finding the right rails for your Dell or HP Server.

Static Rails vs. Sliding Rails:
When you’re dealing with rail kits, you can classify them between sliding rails and static rails.

  • Sliding rails allow you to fully extend your system out of the rack – just like the silverware drawer in you kitchen – which makes it very simple to service the system without having to actually “remove” it from your server rack.
  • Static rails do not offer you the ability to extend the system and service it as easily as a sliding rail, but they do provide more flexibility with the types of racks and installations that are supported.

If you need rails for your Dell PowerEdge or HP ProLiant server, then you've come to the right place! ServerMonkey carries a wide selection of rail kits for your Dell 2950, Dell 1950, HP GL160 G6, HP DL320 G6 and Dell Rapid/Versa rail kits and cable management arms (CMAs) that are guaranteed to fit your specific needs. Our rail kits include 1U, 2U and 3U heights, each with a maximum weight capacity of 200 lbs.

If you are looking for a rail kit for a server not listed on the site, please call us at 713-430-2182. We may have the correct rail kit for your rack. Our goal here at ServerMonkey is to provide our customers with the absolute highest quality IT equipment at a fraction of the cost that you’ll find anywhere else. If we don’t have the rail kit you need, we’ll do our best to find one for you!

Cable Management Arms:

Additionally, an optional Cable Management Arm (CMA) is a device that helps you manage multiple cables protruding from the back of your Dell or HP servers by bundling them together and hiding them from view. The Cable Management Arm is compatible with sliding rails, however is not compatible with static rails. Shop our selection of Cable Management Arms here.  Read Less