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Lower-priced Base Cabinet Available for Sun Fire 6800 Server
Optional Earthquake Restraint Kit also Available
August 4, 2003,
Volume 66, Issue 1

Sun is introducing a lower-priced base cabinet (F6800-1) for the Sun FireTM 6800 server. The F6800-1 cabinet also has new warranty terms that meet the support terms and length for the Sun FireTM 12K server and Sun FireTM 15K server. The warranty length is now one year on the hardware and 90 days on the software media.

Sun is also now offering an optional earthquake restraint kit for the Sun Fire 6800 server for those customers in high-risk locations who may require this added security. The earthquake restraint kit allows the F6800-1 cabinet to be secured to a concrete floor. The kit consists of door restraint brackets and server hold-down brackets. When correctly mounted to the floor, the rack will meet NEBS zone 4 earthquake standards.

The configuration requirement which mandated that all four I/O assembly slots be occupied with either PCI, cPCI or Sun FireTM Link assemblies has been reduced. New Sun Fire 6800 server orders now only require one I/O assembly be configured. Filler panels preserve the airflow through the I/O card cage. A filler panel option is now available and can be substituted for the more expensive I/O assemblies options at no additional charge.

Qualified Sun systems and systems from other vendors are eligible for a trade-in allowance towards the F6800-1 under the SunSM Upgrade Advantage Program (UAP). For more information on upgrades, see:

For more information on warranties, see:

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