I noticed a thread Network cable color conventions? that talked about what types of colors to use for cabling in server rooms and closets. I thought that if there was a general consensus as to the best set of functional cabling groups (i.e. see list below), then I could figure out the colors myself.
Even though I'm in a company of <15 employees, I would like to plan for the future as if it was a <=50 employee company. I'm focusing on one enclosed rack in the primary server room.
There's about 9 main colors to assign so I'm trying to keep it 9 or less.
I was wondering if you guys/gals could please help recommend some functional groups.
Here's a springboard for feedback:
- Crossover cables
- IP telephones
- IP cameras
- cross-connecting switches/servers/routers
- workstations or end-clients
- links to external closets
- Wireless Access Points
- Direct connection between patch panel ports