[TriLUG] Labelling conventions...
m.w.lippmann at gmail.com
Tue Dec 11 10:36:00 EST 2007
Get A copy of the floor plan with the rooms being connected to, staple
it to the wall next to your switches.
Write variables on the plan (numbers? 16th century philosophers, state
capitals, $anything), and match your labels with those.
Maybe there is a better solution, but this it what I got working at
our site, and it's great.
On Dec 11, 2007 10:24 AM, Brian Henning <Brian.Henning at datadirect.com> wrote:
> Make one up.
> In my last company, the actual cables weren't labeled (gasp!) but
> sockets were all labeled based on patch-bay position. Such as A-1,
> B-17, etc.
> If you don't like single-digit cable labels, you can always add
> extraneous extra digits that don't really mean anything. I've been
> known to do that as well.
> Or make up a room numbering system. Then you could have 102-10, 102-11,
> etc.. (<room #>-<cable #>)
> Basically imagine what you think would look cool and make up a system to
> look like that. :-D
> -----Original Message-----
> From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On
> Behalf Of Chris Knowles
> Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 10:18 AM
> To: trilug at trilug.org
> Subject: [TriLUG] Labelling conventions...
> So, we're finally upgrading/refreshing/ripping-out-and-replacing our
> network here at $COMPANY.
> I have inherited a rat's nest network, wires completely unlabeled, no
> wire management... it's crazy.
> So I'm working to make things better...
> However, the thing that's giving me fits... labeling the wires. I don't
> want to just label them 1, 2, 3, 4, and I also don't really want to
> label them "Jim's PC" "Mary's PC" etc... (This is how several labels
> here are currently, which is really handy as there hasn't been a Mary in
> that building for 5 years now... )
> So I was wondering what you network admins out there might do... Or any
> good websites on the subject... My Google-fu is weak at the moment.
> Thanks again...
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