Importance of Port Replication in Structured Cabling Environment (with 2 minute Video)
More and more people are switching to structured cabling systems and for good reason.
Port Replication in Structured Cabling Reaps Big Benefits
Port replication is an important and effective structured cabling tactic. Understanding what port replication is and why it is important is good for just about any IT professional. It’s even more important for those in the data center or who play a role in working with layer one infrastructure.
With that in mind, we put together a two-minute video to help explain what port replication is and why it’s important.
In two minutes the video provides some great information.
- Port replication is a system that replicates active ports in a passive environment
- This creates a 1-to-1 relationship between active hardware ports and the structured cabling environment.
- The replicated ports are usually found in the main distribution area or MDA. This helps you stay in compliance with TIA 942 standards.
- Allows for consolidates passive environment to make moves, adds, and changes easier and more effective.
The video continues to outline the benefits of port replication in structured cabling. It also shows some examples of equipment you can use to replicate popular switches from brands like Cisco and Brocade.
To get more information about structured cabling, port replication, and much more check out all our tutorial videos.
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