Cable management is arguably the most significant challenge in the data center cabling world. At the very least, it is the most visible aspect! The frustrations I hear a lot sound a lot like this…
“My boss was upset when he saw the switch we just spent a million dollars on and he said it looked like a rats nest”.
Actually, sometimes the language is not appropriate for this blog post.
The biggest culprit is lack of planning. With a little bit of foresight and planning, the switch upgrades can go from being reactionary from a cabling sense (which leads to a mess 99% of the time) to being faster and much nicer looking.
In my opinion, it is a shame for a new install/upgrade to be cabled up with something that looks like a cat just coughed it up!
Tutorial Video #38 – Port Replication
Tutorial Video #41 – Dealing with Density
Tutorial Video #42 – Reduced Diameter CAT6 Cabling
We hope these videos help you avoid frustration and make your cabling your friend.