This is the only MX68 rack mount I could find. It looks like from the picture, the ports are facing the front, is it possible to have the ports facing back so that the status LED is facing the front? Any other recommendations?
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Thanks, it looks like that way. I'm checking with the vendor. Do you know of any other MX68 rack mounts? I was going to have one of our mechanical engineers 3D print one for me before I found this.
I noticed the small hole in the rack. But, how does that connect to the status LED of MX? I'm looking at my MX68, and I don't see a way of connecting the light.
I chatted with their sales person, and she said that light is to show the status of the powersupply, not the MX68 status light.
I chatted with their sales person, and she said that light is to show the status of the powersupply, not the MX68 status light. So you know the MX68 is turned on.
Oh that is interested, did not notice that.
Check this thread here by @PhilipDAth
Looks like he has that cool 'light cable' pointed to the MX LED
Phil, what does the other side of that look like?
Oh wait I found an image of it.
Does not look like it is meant for the power supply at all, but the LED on the MX.
That is awesome 😃
yeah, I guess you can see the MX status light. Interesting. I guess the other vendor gave me the wrong info and said that's to show the power supply status.
@NolanHerring the light tube brings the led to the front of the rack, and it works really well.
Basically all of the indactor leds are on the front of the rack mount.
The mounting kit arrived, and I installed mine facing the front. You can mount it facing the front or back. So, I don't have a need for the light tube. The Ethernet cables are plugged in without any issues.
Hi @tantony, I just registered for this forum so please accept this very, very late response :).
My colleague must have accidentally made a mistake. The fiber optic cable that is supplied with the rack mount does indeed lead the status light to the front of your rack. We felt obliged to do so, so you will have all your connections easy accessible in front of your server, as well as the status of your appliance.
As a side-note - There are also two rack mount kits for the small MS120-8 switches nowadays.
@PhilipDAth the MS120-8 and 8LP use the 1U RM-CI-T3 as below:
The manufacturer website page is at https://www.rackmount.it/products/regulars/cisrack/rm-ci-t3.html
The MS120-8FP has 1.3/2U kit, part number RM-CI-T7 and is as below:
All of the small MSs and MXs have rackmount kits and they are good, we have used them for a few years now.
That rackmount includes a fiber optic line so you can see the status light. Take a closer look at the bottom picture, enlarged here: https://www.rhinonetworks.com/product/accessory/rack-mount-kit-cisco-meraki-mx68
No need to turn it around 🙂