Originally Posted by wkearney99
Having never seen the roll-out rail setup, what does it take to use it?
About 5 minutes to get the service track and stand out of storage, attach them to the rack base and unlock the rack, and then it's a simple pull on the ball-bearing rollers...
The service stand sits on floor, and the two rails sit in slots on the top of the service stand. Four screws attach the rail to the base of the rack - after you remove the ~1U cover plate (two screws). That cover plate also prevents the rack from sliding - removing it reveals the screw holes for the rails, and the slot handle you grab to slide the rack out.
It is more work than "walking behind the rack" if you have access that way, though... So when something isn't working, it does take clock time to access the equipment before you can start diagnosing. But it's infinitely easier than having NO access!