31 thoughts on “Learn Network Cable Management Inside Rack From Scratch”

  1. Well great work however you did not show the cabling map which will show node , cable and switch port to manage the switch and node in the well

  2. ебанный мудак, с кривыми руками !!! зато волшебная штучка есть которая на хрен не нужна !!!!

  3. Thanks for the video, unfortunately you missed an important part which is how you remove the long cables and how you managed to punch them into patch panel in this small space, and by the I think moving the cables behind the switch will affect the airflow.

  4. I work Support. When installing this kind of setup I add an additional "trap" patch cord in such a way that the Asshole Users will connect the switch to Itself and Everything will fail and They will call me to "fix" that for a charge!

  5. disculpen como se llama la herramienta que utiliza para organizar y enrrutar los cables, cuando va amarrando

  6. Nice looking cabinet. However, I have several suggestions. First, do not use zip ties. Second, you are putting equipment in the cabinet randomly, without taking care of U units. Distances between those square holes are there for a reason. Between each U unit, which consists of 3 square holes, there is narrow interspace. Between holes which are part of certain U unit, there is wider interspace.
    All pieces of equipment that you have installed has a height of 1U unit, and they have two holes on each side that will fit with top and bottom holes of U unit. If you will not install equipment exactly into U units you will have problems with screws that will not screw. This problem will be even more serious when you will be installing rack servers with rack rails that will not fit because of rails' bolts that will not overlap with rack holes. Later you will have to leave spaces just like in the video, to make things straight again.

  7. Use a modular patch panel with a lacing bar make troublshooting easier. use printed labels.
    Velcro. Test all cables

  8. It's nice for the eye but not for functionality! If an ordinary UTP cable is then there is a delay in data flow due to waves interference! If FTP then interference is avoided by grounding the cables!

  9. I like your video and your installation, but I would do it a bit other way:
    1. USE VELCRO STRIPS INSTEAD OF ZIP TIES. I wrote this with Caps Lock on because you overtightened these ties, deforming and damaging the cables. I've seen way too many "it sometimes work and sometimes not" network troubles caused by this. Zip ties are awesome, but not when used like this. You'll also find out velcro (or similar) strips are reusable, so it's easier to keep it nice and clean over time with adding/replacing/removing cables and everything. I am well aware many people here wrote this already, please see their comments as well.
    2. Install the cabinet so that the tube coming through the wall ends in the cabinet, not below it. This makes it cleaner (less dust in the cabinet) and nicer to look at. I also find it more comfortable to work with. Other people already mentioned this.
    3. These patchcords are going wild in the back, possibly affecting the cooling of the switch. I usually route them in a conduit on the side, so they aren't getting in switch's airflow.
    4. I heavily prefer modular patch panels with individual keystones. It is a bit more expensive, but I found it better in certified Cat6 and above installations.
    5. Include a plan, legend or some other aid to know which cable is which. I usually put it on inside side of cabinet's door. I also always use racks with full metal doors, not glass ones.
    6. Some color coding, maybe? If this only connects 24 computers or Wi-Fi APs together to some fiber or other uplink, having all the patchcords the same color is okay. If not, using for example green for LAN, blue for SAN and so is a good practice – don't forget to document this in the aforementioned plans/schematics on the front door. Somebody else already wrote this, and I add – if there is more than one cabinet in the building/campus, use the same color-code everywhere.
    7. Ensure proper cooling of switches, router and/or other devices in the cabinet. There should be good airflow, unobstructed by wild cables (this reminds me, how did you store spare length of incoming cables?) or other stuff withing the cabinet.
    8. Use air filters to make sure the cabinet isn't collecting all the dust in the room, even if it is a dedicated server room or something.

    TL;DR: You have done well. It isn't perfect, but I'd still recommend you to a relative – just please use velcro strips instead of zip ties, or at least don't tighten them this much.

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