FS 42U GR-Series Network & Server Cabinet Tutorial

Updated on Nov 21, 2019 by

The network or server cabinet is a piece of equipment that organizes various network devices such as switches into standardized assemblies. It plays an important role in the data center, which helps improve cable management, physical security, ease of installation, etc. To meet the increasing demand for computing power and space in the data center and realize various networking and server applications, FS tailors 42U GR600-series server cabinet and 42U GR800-series network & server cabinet for you.

Overview of GR-Series Network & Server Cabinet

FS 42U GR-Series network & server cabinet is ideal for server, storage, and networking. There are two basic types of cabinets: network cabinet and server cabinet. The network cabinet provides the perfect environment for housing and protecting network infrastructure components. It is particularly suited to back office and commercial building infrastructure applications. The server cabinet supports computer server and data storage equipment by providing additional space at the rear for cable management and front-to-rear airflow solutions. Here will give a thorough introduction to 42U GR-Series cabinet.

42U GR600-series Server Cabinet

42U GR600-series black server cabinet is the optimal solution for secure, high-density server applications. It has the features of simplifying rack equipment installations and maintenance. What’s more, this cabinet comes with two PDU brackets and adjustable fixed shelves. Therefore, there is no need for you to buy PDU to perfect your server cabinet.


42U GR800-series Network & Server Cabinet

42U GR800-series network & server cabinet is an industry-standard server and network equipment storage solution for data centers, computer rooms or network facilities. It comes with the pre-installed full height dual PDU brackets and vertical cable managers for quick installation. This cabinet is multifunctional, which can be used as either a network cabinet or a server cabinet. As a network cabinet, its maximum depth between rails is 700mm. While as a server cabinet, its maximum depth between rails is 850mm.

Highlights of GR-Series Network & Server Cabinet

Smarter Airflow Management

The cooling efficiency of data center still troubles many users and the cooling cost continues increasing. To help solve the problem, FS GR-Series cabinet provides smarter airflow management. With perforated front and rear doors of the cabinet, massive ventilation can be provided for server and networking equipment. What's more, its front door has a curved profile, which offers greater surface area and allows higher perforation rating. In addition, the top panel can be removed without tools in seconds. This design can sustain proper hot aisle or cold aisle flow.

Easy Installation & Maintenance

FS GR-Series cabinet offers easier installation and maintenance services. Its top panel has generous cable access holes, which are convenient for overhead cabling access. And its the side panels are locking removable that also improves the ease of installation. Moreover, the split rear doors are easily removable and can reduce the clearance required to open themselves completely.

As for the front and rear sets of mounting rails, they are adjustable in half-inch (12.5mm) increments with the easy-view depth index. This still helps install the cabinet. In addition, at the bottom of the cabinet, the removable casters and leveling feet are pre-installed. The designs enable cabinet roll to the final installation location and adjust and level it on uneven surfaces.


FS 42U GR-Series cabinet utilizes quick-release ground wires to guarantee the entire cabinet is fully bonded. This grounding system can protect people and device. What’s more, this cabinet can be locked, which might avoid visitors or other unauthorized people accessing the equipment.

High Static Load Rating

With the increasing number of devices are added to the data center, the cabinet should have enough weight capacity. FS GR-Series cabinet supports up to 3307lbs (1500kg) static load and 2205lbs (1000kg) rolling load. This robust design is able to accommodate high-density cabling system.

What’s the Difference Between 42U GR600-Series Cabinet and GR800-Series Cabinet?

Various cabinets are produced to meet different applications. Well, the proper cabinet that matches your needs best can help you maximize the work efficiency. FS 42U GR600-series server cabinet and 42U GR800-series network & server cabinet bear a lot of similarities. But they still differ in some aspects. Here are some differences between them for you to consider.

Unit Dimensions (HxWxD) - For the unit dimensions, GR600-series server cabinet is 80.2''x23.6''x46.0'' (2038x600x1170mm) while GR800-series network & server cabinet is 80.2''x31.5''x46.0'' (2038x800x1170mm). Obviously, these two cabinets have different width. Actually, 600mm is a basic type and 800mm is the extended one. Though the GR800-series cabinet is more expensive, it is easier to maintain large wire bundles and its additional width can be used to install cable management systems inside the cabinet.

Factory Preset Rack Depth - The factory preset rack depth of GR600-series server cabinet is 750mm, which is 50mm deeper than that of GR800-series network & server cabinet.

Structure - The GR800-series network & server cabinet has bilateral brush-covered/brush strips and its equipment mounting rails have plastic cable access ports. However, GR600-series server cabinet only has unilateral brush-covered/brush strips and its equipment mounting rails have no cable access ports.

Accessories - There are vertical cable managers and 2 PDU brackets enclosed to the 42U GR800-series network & server cabinet package. As for the GR600-series server cabinet, it provides 2 PDU brackets and adjustable fixed shelves.

Application - As stated above, 42U GR600-series cabinet is a server cabinet while the GR800-series cabinet can be used as a server cabinet or a network cabinet.

When FS 42U cabinet applies as a server cabinet, the matching products are suggested as follow:

Ethernet switches, Servers, PDU Fiber optic enclosures (1U/2U), MTP adapter panels, MTP/LC/SC fiber patch cables, Horizontal cable managers, cable ties

When it works as a network cabinet, the following solutions are suggested:

Network switches, MTP adapter panels, Fiber optic enclosures (1U/2U/4U), MTP/LC/SC fiber patch cables, Vertical cable manager


When you are designing a data center, deciding which server cabinet or network cabinet to deploy should be put at the first place. The right one that meets your installation demand can help you improve power protection, cooling, cable management, and physical security. FS 42U network & server cabinet may be a proper choice. Besides, FS also offers a full line of products and options that include switches, cable managers and others to match the cabinet. Welcome to visit fs.com.

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