[TriLUG] Labelling conventions...
chrisk at trilug.org
Tue Dec 11 15:06:48 EST 2007
Should also make it clear that the # assigned to the wire is NOT the
port number, for exactly the reasons outlined elsewhere.
It's just a number.
On Tue, 2007-12-11 at 15:05 -0500, Chris Knowles wrote:
> Excellent suggestions...
> Here's what I was thinking of...
> We've got 23 switches, with fiber connecting them to the backbone and
> copper out to the desks.
> Since the label maker we have uses a 5 char label for wire, was going
> with something like this...
> The Switches get a label, $BUILDING + "S" + $CODE.
> Where $BUILDING is A B or C and $CODE is A-Z identifying the switch.
> Each building has it's own A-Z for $CODE.
> Wires get labeled based on the switch they connect to. This, going to
> the first switch in building C, CSA# Where # is 1-24... that being the
> number of ports...
> sounds to me like that's similar to the some of the other ideas...
> However, the problem comes in with the fiber... Since it connects
> switches, which switch gets the naming rights? I could slap two labels
> on each fiber, but that's annoying.
> Anyway, thanks for all of your ideas and input...
> On Tue, 2007-12-11 at 10:18 -0500, Chris Knowles wrote:
> > 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...
> > CJK
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