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What’s the best way to label cables in a data center [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the most effective solution you used to label cables? We're in the midst of planning for a big data center renovation at my office, which is going to result in a ...
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Creating a Network link between 2 buildings

My company needs to create a network link between two buildings. Currently we have a cat5e network in one building and would like to connect some computers(about 15) in our second building to the ...
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Cabling: What to keep in stock?

I have worked a few different places, each one with a different solution, so I would like to hear your suggestions and ideas. I am looking at a situation with multiple server-rooms. We have a mixture ...
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Fibre Optic Cabling - Where to start?

I'm a sysadmin/developer that works for a small IT company. We are having a new office building built, and we have a limited time window in which to put in the core infrastructure network cabling that ...
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Resources concerning cabling and wiring

I have some rudimentary knowledge of cabling and wiring but I would like to expand my knowledge. Currently, if we need any rewiring done for our PBX system we call in contractors which is expensive. ...
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What's better for performance: rack-to-endpoint or rack-to-switch-to-endpoint

When putting Ethernet cables for an office there are two ways to put the cables: From the rack patch panel a cable to each end-point (workstation). From the rack patch panel a cable to each ...
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MRJ-21 Patch Panel System

I was reading about the MRJ-41 Patch Panel system here, but not sure I entirely understand it. It looks like it allows me to wire my own patch panels because it it uses a special cable to attach the ...
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Cable guides for CAT 5e in the rafters?

I've got to pull six or so lines through the rafters of this building. There's a mess of wire up there, and I'd like to keep these lines separated a bit. Are there any cable guides that could be ...
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Network cable color conventions? [closed]

Are there any color conventions for network cable? I'm talking jacket color here, not the color of the individual conductors. I've seen and used mostly grey and blue which is what's usually readily ...
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What causes network cable to not work?

I've installed a bunch of cat-5 and when I check it for continuity and polarity it seems fine, but when I hook up a pair of laptops with a x-over cord and try to ping between them, they can detect ...
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Physical difference between Cat 5 and Cat 5e cabling?

(This isn't really server-related, but it seems more appropriate here than SO or SU.) When we had this house built, we had network cabling run inside the house, or so I'm lead to believe. It's ...
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Securing power cables

It's always annoyed me that while the sockets for network, serial, parallel and display cables all have securing mechanisms (ie a screw-in bolt, or a clasp) to stop them from being pulled out by ...
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What do I need to know when burying some wire?

We just purchased a building that is right next to our current building with a small gravel "road" in between (that we own). I'm looking to run some wire in a conduit underground to the other ...
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Network cabling Tips

I'm looking for some useful information about how to design network cabling for a building. I'm not so much interested in wiring standards such as 568A, but more interested in physically wiring the ...
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Is there a standard for running audio/video over CAT5/CAT5e UTP?

I want to use CAT5e UTP cabling to carry audio and video over distances of maybe 150 feet or so. I plan to use the CAT5e cable as follows: one wire pair for a composite video signal one wire pair ...