RackMac Pro kit1


RackMac Pro

4U enclosure to install and secure one Mac Pro (late 2013) computer.


RackMac Pro

4U enclosure to install and secure one Mac Pro (late 2013) computer.

Pro Rackmount Solution for Mac Pro

Supporting one or two computers in just 4U of rack space, Sonnet’s RackMac Pro makes Mac Pro rack integration simple. Featuring a modular design, the RackMac Pro secures each Mac Pro in its own Computer Mounting Module, which in turn easily slides into and out of an outer enclosure. The RackMac Pro is available with either one or two computer mounting modules preinstalled—you can install one computer now, and install a second one later with the purchase of an additional Computer Mounting Module, or, with two Computer Mounting Modules preinstalled, you can install two Mac Pros right away.

Key Features
  • Pro Rackmount Solution—Secure enclosure for one or two Mac Pro computers
  • Wide Compatibility—4U height, shallow mounting depth, standard mounting holes, and rackmount extension rails enable easy installation into any standard equipment rack
  • Front Panel Operation—Front panel buttons enable operation of the computers’ power switches
  • Front Panel Peripheral Connectivity—USB 3.0 ports support connection of a USB peripheral (keyboard, flash drive, etc.) to each computer
  • Rear Panel Connectivity—Panel-mount HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0, and power cables connect the Mac Pro’s ports to ports on the back of the RackMac Pro for convenient external cable connection
  • Improved Design—New captive thumbscrews and dual faceplates make computer installation and cable access easier
  • Makes Your Mac Pro Road Ready—Strong, secure padded Computer Mounting Modules envelop the Mac Pros to protect their finish, hold them firmly in place, and make them road-ready, perfect for portable rack installations
  • Supports Twin 10G Mounting—Provides mounting support for Twin 10G Dual-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet to Thunderbolt Adapter next to each Mac Pro using the optional Twin 10G Mounting Kit
  • Configure As Needed—Available with one or two pre-installed Computer Mounting Modules; additional computer mounting module available separately
Designed with Mac Pro In Mind

Constructed of heavy-duty steel to protect the computers, the RackMac pro was designed following Apple’s usage guidelines, mounting your Mac Pros horizontally and enabling unrestricted airflow through the computers to keep them cool, even when the RackMac is installed between other equipment in a loaded rack.

RackMac Pro’s Computer Mounting Modules feature strong, secure padded brackets to envelope the Mac Pro, protect the computers’ finish, and hold them firmly in place during transport and use.

New Faceplate & Thumbscrew Design

Because of the active electronics at each end, panel-mount connectors for Thunderbolt™ cables do not exist, so Thunderbolt cables must be connected directly to each Mac Pro—Sonnet has updated the RackMac Pro to make the task much easier. Standard screws on the back of the enclosure have been replaced with captive thumbscrews, and the faceplate has been split in two (with each faceplate remaining attached to its computer mounting module), enabling you to secure, release, and slide out each computer without the need of tools.

Front Panel Power Button & USB 3.0 Port

A front panel power switch and USB 3.0 port for each computer enable you to turn the computers on and off, and connect a peripheral to each without having to access the back of the computer.



Rear Panel Mount Cables

Panel-mount cables (HDMI, two Gigabit Ethernet, three USB 3.0, and power) connect the ports on the back of each Mac Pro to ports on the back each Computer Mounting Module for convenient external connection.



Locking HDMI Cable Ready

Supports Sonnet HDMI cable (sold separately) with thumbscrew fastener that prevents accidental disconnection.




Mounting Support for 10GbE Adapter

The RackMac Pro even provides mounting support to secure a Sonnet Twin 10G 10 Gigabit Ethernet to Thunderbolt  adapter next to each Mac Pro using the optional Twin 10G Mounting Kit.



Travel and Server-Room Ready

The RackMac Pro’s padded Computer Mounting Module holds a Mac Pro firmly in place without marring the mirror finish, even during transport, making this rackmount solution perfect for use in transportable rack applications. The Computer Mounting Module also provides cable management tie-downs to secure all Thunderbolt cables connected to the Mac Pro, and supports Sonnet’s exclusive locking HDMI cable (sold separately); this 2-meter cable attaches securely to the Computer Mounting Module to prevent accidental disconnections. Installed in the server room, the RackMac Pro’s included rackmount extension rails allow easy and secure mounting in racks from 16 to 26 inches deep. Optional, extra-long extension rails that support installation in racks up to 32.5 inches deep are also available. Wherever it is deployed, a RackMac Pro holds your Mac Pros in secure style.

Virtualization Housing for Software Development

The RackMac Pro is ideal for mounting Mac Pro VMware virtualization servers. By installing one VSphere ESXi hypervisor license per Mac Pro, you can run Linux™, Windows®, and OS X® virtual machines, and take advantage of the Mac Pro’s superior 128GB of virtualized RAM. Combined with Sonnet’s Twin 10G 10 Gigabit Ethernet to Thunderbolt adapter, your Mac Pro virtualization servers will have lightning fast access to 10GbE infrastructure. Read how the Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL), a top-ranked visual communication, art, and design university in Switzerland, has installed RackMac Pros and Twin 10Gs to support their new Mac Pro-based virtual environment.





Virtualization Servers. Learn How

 Mac Pro computers, cables, and adapters shown in photos are shown for illustration purposes; items sold separately.



Additional information

Dimensions 48.3 × 40.6 × 17.8 cm

SO-RACK-PRO-1X – RackMac Pro – 4U Rack Kit for 1 Mac Pro

Rack Depths Supported

16 to 26 in. standard
22.5 to 32.5 in. with optional Extension Rails

External Connectors (Per Computer Mounting Module)

2x RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet port extensions
4x USB 3.0 port extensions (one front mount and three rear mount)
1x HDMI port extension
1x power port extension


Mac Compatibility

Mac Pro (Late 2013)

In The Box

RackMac Pro with one Computer Mounting Module (RACK-PRO-1X) or two Computer Mounting Modules (RACK-PRO-2X), assembled
5/64-inch hex wrench

Notes: Mac Pro sold separately. Mac Pro Wi-Fi and Bluetooth antenna shielded from effective use upon installation.



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