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Patch Panel and Cable Labeling

By gjacko2 ·
Any good idea for a patch panel and cable labeling schema in a large computer room.

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by cmiller5400 In reply to Patch Panel and Cable Lab ...

I would go with a letter/number system. Such as A1 A2 A3 B1 B2 C1 C2 etc... to identify the patch panels and then the jacks. If you are going to be running the cables to workstations in specific areas such as finance, technology etc you could use a scheme such as fc1, tc1, or tt1, ft1 etc. the first letter being the group that the punch panel goes to and the last where it terminates c = computer room, t=telephone/switch room etc. Just make sure that you label each jack as to where it goes such as fc1 meaning Finance dept, punches to the computer room, jack 1. And mark the puch panels too eg. FC panel.

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by zlitocook In reply to Patch Panel and Cable Lab ...

I was lucky in that I started out with a division that is brand new. I used the port numbers as the cubical numbers, each number starts with the floor number and then a special number for each port. So with each new person I get number that?s not in use and I am able to use an Excel spread sheet to track and change, adds/removes and moves.
And I can import from AD when needed.
PM me and I will send you a picture of my IDF room.

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