New blog post: Coping with cable spaghetti, a how-to guide
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- I've seen many many mismanaged racks all over the world. Not having proper cable management hardware installed exasperates the problem.Jan 22, 2013
- That's "exacerbates", although the problem can indeed be quite exasperating.
And having the hardware installed merely increases the cost of the rack without improving the likelihood that people actually manage cables well, IME.Jan 22, 2013
- I like "exasperates." I vote for adding it to the dictionary!Jan 22, 2013
- If it's not there, they won't have a chance to use it. Penny pinching on the rack hardware in the beginning is a sure way to lead to spending more money in the long run. It's common to walk into a colo and find the lack of planning and being cheap ends up with fiber swung from rack to rack, and the exhaust from the back of one server blowing into the front of another. Tangled messes of power cords, over loaded UPS and air conditioning leads to downtime.
The thing to take away from this is that you should do it right the first time, or get out of the business, because you are just causing problems for everyone who follows after you.
After a series of 16 hour days that start at midnight, my spelling stats to fail.Jan 22, 2013
- Oh, I agree that if it's not installed up front, it won't get used. It's just that I don't have a lot of confidence that it gets used anyway, based on seeing folks just plain ignore it. It's like commenting code: people know they should, but do they?Jan 22, 2013
- Yes, and that is where craftsmanship becomes relevant .. something I often see lacking in the field. Ther's no comparison between the beauty of the old Western Electric cable work, with their meticulous lashed cable to that of today's net rats nests with diagonal patching and bundles of patch cables the size of one's thighJan 22, 2013