My employer is moving to a new building and i'm in charge of creating/moving the IT infrastructure. There are 3 floors with a patch closet on each floor, then CAT5 uplinks down to the server room on the first floor. The uplinks are run down the wall and are coming into the server room through the floor.
The previous owners decided to cut the CAT5 uplinks in the server room and now they are too short to reach the patch panel in my rack. I figure i have 3 options here and I was wondering what you all thought would be the best solution.
- Terminate the CAT5 in the floor, then run a patch cable to the patch panel
- Terminate the CAT5 in the floor, then run a patch cable directly to the switch (skip the patch panel)
- Run a new uplink.
Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks!