I was the recent recipient of free aluminum switch rails from my job. I was wondering if any companies actually make servers that would fit into them. This will be for learning purposes and eventually a home server setup in the future.
I see. The rails I got are threaded so they would have to bolt onto the front. I do have two sets I was planning on using in unison so they would bolt on both sides. Just not sure if actuall made them that size.
Wait. dammit I've been meaning to say racks not rails. Like the tall ones in this image:
Sometimes two-post racks are designed to be bolted to the floor. That would be a good first step towards putting heavy servers in them. If you can get two, space them at a reasonable distance (say 30" or 36", depending on what equipment you want to put in them) and align them correctly, that would be a reasonable method of mounting a server. The main thing to consider is the mechanical stability; you don't want the rack to fall over on your dog or kid or foot, and servers are much heavier and less balanced than typical two-post equipment like switches or patch panels.