Wall-mounted racks usually come in an open frame or cabinet style, and they are easier to install than other rack options. An open-frame wall-mount rack is an effective racking option, but it doesn't quite keep your equipment safe. To avoid device tampering, you can add panels to the top, bottom, and sides, as well as the front cover.
Equipment installation, wiring, and cable management are easier in open cabinets than in closed cabinets. The open design allows for optimal airflow, so you can improve hardware performance if your networking equipment is properly installed. For closed cabinets, you can install a fan to circulate air throughout the cabinet. Both styles are great, but if you need a rack that provides the accessibility of an open frame rack with the security of a closed rack, then our open frame wall mount is for you.
How tall do you need to be?
Wall mount racks are available in different sizes to suit a variety of applications and needs. Open wall-mounted racks are configured by height and depth options, ranging in height from 8U to 15U.
When choosing a rack height, determine how much U space you need. Remember that 1U is equal to 1.75". For example, a rack can hold up to 21U (36.75'') of equipment in the front rack space. If you don't need the extra U space, then you may want to consider 12U or 15U.
What depth do you need?
It is important to determine how much space a piece of equipment will require in a rack. Before choosing a rack depth (in inches or millimeters), you need to accurately measure the depth of your equipment and allow at least 3 inches of space in the back for cabling. This will ensure everything fits in the rack. If you choose a 10.5" deep rack, it's best if your equipment is no more than 7.5" deep.
How to Install a Wall Mount Rack
A wall mount rack can be mounted on a wall or almost any flat surface so it takes up less floor space and doesn't get in your way. Wall-mounted racks have weight limitations, so you need to make sure the rack's capacity is greater than the total weight capacity of the equipment you're installing.
Depending on the size you choose, the wall mount rack can support up to 300 lbs to 400 lbs of equipment. It is recommended that you review the installation instructions before purchasing a wall-mount rack so that it matches your preferred mounting configuration and location. Wall-mount racks usually come with assembly, mounting, and rack-mounting hardware, but it's best to check the product documentation to be sure.