Sexy Sexy Patch Cabling

It’s always a pleasure to see a good patch job.

Also first post to the blog from my iPhone. Will try from the Nexus 10 next time, should be better!



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  1. Criggie
    Posted August 27, 2013 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    Looks like every patch cable was too long – that big uptick on the right hand side is a world of pain waiting.

    These look pretty, but actually try living with a patch frame like this….

    Ideally your switches should be interleaved with the patching panels, so that cables don’t have to go a long way.

    And colour coding can help, if you maintain enough spares of all colours to make sure the right one is available.

    • Posted April 11, 2014 at 11:23 am | Permalink

      You are quite right! The time scales for the project were mega tight and the cables had already been ordered when I arrived. Colour coding is a very good thing to do. Much easier to be able to pick servers, interconnects and such outta the mix at a glance.

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