Netgate 6100 Rack Mount¶
The Netgate 6100 has an optional Rack Mount Kit available. This page provides an overview for attaching the system to the rack mount.
The Rack Mount Kit is identical for the Netgate 4100, the Netgate 6100, and the Netgate 8200.
The Netgate 6100 Rack Mount Kit contains all of the components necessary to mount the Netgate 6100.
The kit contains:¶
1 Anodized Rack Chassis
1 Rack Faceplate
1 USB 3.0 panel mount cable (pre-attached to the faceplate)
1 M3 phillips flat head thread rolling screw
4 M4 x 40mm Socket Head Cap Screws (Hex / Allen drive)
2 Long Cable Ties (11.5”)
2 Short Cable Ties (3”)
The Kit does not include the Netgate 6100, nor does it include the AC/DC Power Supply Brick.
#1 Philips Screwdriver
3mm Hex Key (Allen) Wrench
Rack Mount Assembly Instructions¶
Insert the tabs on the right edge of the faceplate with the two slots in the right front corner of the rackmount chassis.
Align the tabs on the bottom edge of the faceplate and insert into the two slots in the bottom of the chassis.
Using a Philips screw driver, gently thread the screw until the screw is fully inserted and the head stops flush with the faceplate.
Do not overtighten.
If converting a desktop appliance to a rack mount system, remove the rubber feet from the bottom of the desktop unit.
It is important to remove the feet, especially for racking something in the slot directly below the Netgate appliance.
With the rubber feet removed, line up the mounting holes in the system housing with the mounting tabs on the rackmount.
The LEDs face the rear, the ports face the front, as shown. The system cannot be reversed without potential damage to the appliance.
Insert the M4 x 40mm socket head cap screws into the tabs and mounting holes. Using a 3mm hex key, gently tighten the M4 socket head screws.
Do not overtighten.
Place 1 large cable tie through each of the large holes in the chassis.
Place the power supply as shown and tighten the cable ties. Also add the small 3” cable tie as shown in the picture.
Using a small cable tie, loosely fasten the bundle of Power Supply output wires to the chassis as shown below.
Connect the power input jack on the front of the system and adjust the length of the power wire to remove any tension.
Pull the cable ties tightly around the power supply and the wire bundle. Cut the cable ties.
Plug in the USB cable extenders.
Angling the USB connectors slightly can avoid the need to remove the front faceplate when inserting USB cables.
The Netgate 6100 Rack Mount is ready to install into the rack.