Cable Management is the term used to describe how one cables up an infrastructure.

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I've inherited a rat's nest of cabling. What now?

You know, you see pictures like below and sort of chuckle until you actually have to deal with it. I have just inherited something that looks like the picture below. The culture of the organization ...
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What is the most effective solution you used to label cables? [closed]

I have a long and intensive rack cleanup project coming up, and I wanted to know what your most effective methods of labeling cables are. I currently use adhesive labels from a brother P-touch labeler,...
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Difficulty racking HP ProLiant Gen8 servers

We're an all Proliant shop with around 50 servers, mostly DL360s and DL380, from G5's through G7's. We just got our first two G8's in and went to rack them. We were stunned to find out that the new ...
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Surge protection for outdoor network cable run [closed]

I'm going to have a network cable run between floors of a home, and most of the run will be outdoors, up the side of the building. I ordered a spool of shielded UV-rated waterproof Cat6 cable. From ...
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Lightning/surge risk of Ethernet cable run inside an exterior wall [closed]

In a previous question, I had planned a Cat6 (Ethernet) cable run outside a home, adjacent to a coax run. I was advised against it, and I'm interested in taking that advice. Now I'm considering ...