What does 4U mean in server? The “U” actually stands for the vertical measure of a server rack. Basically, a rack unit comprises the height of a server rack with a 19-inch or 23-inch height. Since a typical full-sized rack comes in at 4U, the 2U rack servers and 1U rack servers are considered half-rack servers.
What is a 12U rack? For 12U, the “U” stands for the rack unit that is an EIA standard measuring unit for rack mount type equipment. 1U is equal to 1.75″ in height. A 12U wall cabinet means it would have 21″ internal usable space (12×1.75″).
What is difference between 1U and 2U server? The ‘U’ in any server description is short for “RU” which stands for Rack Unit — this is the standardized designation for the form factor of the server: 1U = 1.75″ in height or thickness. 2U is 1.75″ x2 = 3.5 inches. All rackmount servers are 19″ in width.
What is a 6U rack? A 6U rack or cabinet can house equipment whose total height when placed into the rack is no more 10.5inches or 26.67cm (2.67m) with 1U=1.75inches or 44.45mm.