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Access points are networking devices that allow you to turn a wired Ethernet signal into a wireless signal which can be used for mobile devices like laptops, tablets and mobile phones etc.
An Air Baffle is installed within a machine to help direct air around the machine to assist cooling. When a machine only has the first processor installed, it can also be used as a blank in the spare fan slot to stop air escaping past the missing fan.
A Backplane is a circuit board containing connections (slots) for expansion boards and allows for communication between all connected boards.
Backplane Kits are usually machine specific and contain a backplane as well as additional hardware such as cables, additional boards or other mounting hardware.
These batteries are generally heavier than 1Kg and are usually larger storage cache batteries, UPS batteries and large battery packs.
Batteries generally lighter than 1Kg, typically covering the smaller internal batteries for RAID cards as well as laptop batteries.
Belts are rubber or plastic, used in printers or tape libraries where the transfer of motion from a motor to the desired device is required.
A Bezel is a single cosmetic plastic/metal cover which usually attaches to a machine. These can be front bezels which cover the machine's entire front or smaller ones which cover the ear of the machine. Laptop screen bezels and other bezel-related plastics are covered in this category.
A Blade Bundle contains more than one blade server and usually forms part of a configured specification or application - it may also contain software, which forms part of the bundle too.
A Blade Chassis is used to house Blade Servers, Nodes or Modules for connectivity.
A Blade Expansion unit is installed into a Blade Chassis to provide additional I/O, Memory or direct-attach Storage capability.
Blade Expansion Card
Blade Expansion Cards are installed into a Blade Server to provide additional Storage or Networking capability.
A Blade Module is installed in the rear of a Blade Chassis for additional connectivity.
A Blade Server installs inside a Blade Chassis can be configured with Processors, Memory, Disks & I/O Features.
Used for Blanks which hare too large for a K-Bin.
At present these are blanks for H Chassis as well as Compute Book Blanks etc.
Typically used for and piece of plastic or metal which covers a hole somewhere.
Bracket is used by things like Rack ears for switches and servers or just plain bits of metal from inside machines.
Used for delicate bulbs. Pretty much exclusive to projectors due to no other devices really using bulbs
Being phased out. Do Not Use this product type. Choose one of the coiled types instead.
Same as 'Cable' but when it contains more than 1 cable or has additional hardware with it.
Cable Management Arm
Used for all server cable management arms which attach onto the rack hardware and stop the cables from snagging or tangling up at the rear of the machine.
Cache kits are a complete kit of parts required to add caching capabilities to either a RAID card or storage module. These usually contain a Cache Module as well as a battery and possibly a cable to join the two, although some kits allow the batteries to directly attach.
Cache modules are the memory card which usually makes up part of a Cache Kit. This is the module only so is a single item. If your looking for the module with a battery/cables etc then try Cache Kit
Board assemblies which are mounted on large metal cages. These tend to be quite bulky items.
Small metal cage assemblies such as drive cages or media cages etc. These don't contain any circuit boards. If they do then it's likely your looking for a backplane kit rather than a Cage Assembly
Rack mountable 3U disk controller units. These are machines which usually attach via fibre channel but can also attach via other means like SAS, and they are designed to manage your storage array. They don't always contain disks as the disks would normally go into a disk expansion which attaches to this unit.
Controller modules are metal canisters or ESM's, which go inside either a disk expansion unit or disk controller unit. Not to be confused with controller cards or adaptor cards as we have a separate category for those.
'Tower to Rack' or 'Rack to Tower' conversion kits are a kit of parts designed to transform a rack mount server into a desk side unit or vice versa.
Converters are small interconnecting or converting devices such as DVI to VGA or loopback connectors used for some storage products.
Daughter cards are seperate circuit boards which look like PCI cards but they have their own dedicated slot on the parent system board for them.
They range in shape and sizes but they are generally no taller than 5cm high.
Do not use adaptor or any of the PCI types for this product. Remember a Daughter Card has it's own slot. If it's a PCI slot that this card goes into then use the relevant PCI product type instead.
Disk Enclosure (2U)
To be used for any rack storage unit which can take hard disks and is 2U in height. This includes both header (controller) units and disk expansions too.
Drive Trays are the caddy's which the hard drives fit into and allow easy insertion and removal into and out of a machine.
This type is only to be used for the tray itself and not anything else
Large fan units that are over 30cm in any direction. Typically fans like Blower modules for blade chassis etc.
Small to medium sized fan or fan module which usually installs internally inside a machine.
Used for parts that contain more than 1 fan or have additional hardware which goes with the fan.
Large fan assemblies that are mounted onto a tray assembly. Typically seen on Cisco networking chassis'
Used for ALL fibre cables.
The reason why we use this for fibre cables and don't just put them under 'Cable' is because these cables are delicate and require keeping separate from the heavier bulky cables.
Like 'Blade Module' this is for the Flex system and applies to the same hardware, eg the modules which install into the rear of the chassis.
Same as a 'Blade Server' but used for all Flex Servers or Nodes.
Small GBIC or SFP Transceiver modules are usually small devices which install into a larger unit. They are typically used on networking and SAN hardware and usually accept an LC style connection.
Hard Disk 2.5in
2.5 inch form factor hard disks regardless of their technology unless they are Solid State Drives then see 'Solid State Drive (SSD)' instead.
If the product you are looking for multiple drives, then please see 'Hard Disk Pack'
Hard Disk 3.5in
3.5 inch form factor hard disks regardless of their technology unless they are Solid State Drives then see 'Solid State Drive (SSD)' instead.
If the product you are looking for multiple drives, then please see 'Hard Disk Pack'
Used for all Heatsinks, which are metal, usually copper or solid steel, that sit on top of the processor to disperse the heat which is created by the processor.
Typically used for small network, fibre channel or SCSI interface cards such as ISDN cards, Ethernet modules or Interface modules, which slide into a machine or chassis.
They are not direct attach boards or boards which attach directly to a system board or controller. These will likely be a 'Daughter Card' instead.
Interface Card (Large)
Used ONLY for the large interface cards used in networking hardware like the Cisco chassis as well as some other platforms and chassis.
For smaller cards use "Interface Card".
For all external keyboards.
Do not use for keyboard which install into laptops. Use 'Laptop Keyboard' for those.
Laptop accessories that are not covered by another category, such as SATA Bay Options and carry cases etc.
Licence (On Demand)
A virtual or paper based licence. Delivered either as a physical piece of paper or via email. These usually activate a feature that is already present on your hardware without the need to install any additional hardware into your machine.
Licence (Physical Hardware)
A physical piece of hardware that when it is installed into your machine will activate a feature that wasn't already present or licenced.
These are the cards which memory gets installed onto and then slot into a server.
Do not use this for the memory dimms. Please use the correct 'Memory (xxx)' instead.
To be used for all Rack Mount Monitor Kits.
Do not use for standalone monitors or screens. Please use 'Monitor' for those products.
Do not use for Internal Laptop Screens. Please use 'LCD Panel' for those.
This is for all networking bladed chassis. These are units which take network modules in the form of network blades and are very similar to blade or flex chassis in their design.
Do not use this for anything other than networking chassis hardware.
Operator Info Panel/Light Path Diagnostics
Ops Panel, short for Operator Information Panel is to be used for the Information panels and or switch panels within servers.
These panels usually are accessible from the front of the machine and feed back information about issues with the server. They usually also contain the power button for the machine too.
All CDROM's and DVD-ROMs, RAM and RW drives regardless of whether they are slim line, or 5.25in.
PCI riser's are usually riser cards, cages and cassettes which have 1 or more PCI slots on them.
These act as risers allowing PCI cards to be installed into them and the riser card can be installed into the machine.
This can be used for both PCI-X and PCI-E Risers.
Used for all PCI-E cards which install into a pci-e slot inside a server
To be used for ALL PCI-X cards. These are the older style PCI cards used in the older servers and desktop machines.
Processor kits which are designed for a specific machine and contain more than just the processor on its own.
Large bulky system board style boards which usually have a cage assembly around them and are used for housing the processors for a server. These usually slide into a server from the front and can sometimes also house memory cards too.
A server rack which accepts 19in wide rack equipment and is 42U high
Bespoke raid cards which are not PCI-X or PCI-E but instead have their own special slot/interface in the server. If you are after a RAID card which installs into a PCI-E or PCI-X slot then please see PCI-E Card or PCI-X Card.
For single left or single right hand rails only. Do not use this for a pair of rails. Use Rail Kit instead.
This is to be used for all rail kits which allow a rack server to be installed into the rack.
Do not use this for tower to rack conversion kits. Please use 'Conversion Kit' instead.
SAN Switches are devices which work very much like a 'Network Switch', however these are designed for SAN / Fibre Channel networks.
All SAN Switches to be put under this product type.
Used for all sensing devices like infrared sensors as well as chassis switches that detect intrusion.
As stated in the name. This is for a rack mount server which is 4U high.
Server Tower (Large 5U)
Free standing tower servers which do not initially install into a rack and that are 22.5cm wide, but later on can be converted using a tower to rack kit which then makes them a 5U rack server.
Used mainly for networking chassis' where this is the main brain of the unit.
Please do not use this for anything other than networking supervisor hardware.
Tape cartridge packs that have more than 1 cartridge in them. If you require only a single tape then see category 'Tape' instead.
Tape Drive (External)/Tape Enclosure
Desk side tape enclosures as well as external tape drives too. If the product you are looking for is a rack mount enclosure then see "Tape Library xU", replacing "x" with the Rack U instead.
Tape Drive (Internal)
Internal 5.25 or 3.5 inch tape drives. If you are looking for a tape library drive then see 'Tape Sled' instead.
For use with all Rack mount and non rack mount UPS's
This is a small PCB device which goes along with a processor and is installed into the server to provide the correct voltages to the processor.
A virtual product usually delivered via email from the manufacturer. For example care packs and extended warranty support etc.
This is a special product type designed for just the QPI Wrap cards used in the high end xSeries machines.
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