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There's no need to match patch panel numbers with switch port numbers. It's not a scalable solution, and really doesn't add management value for an environment this size. Populate the drops that you intend to use and ensure that you have some free ports on the switch for expansion. You can label the cable ends if necessary. Buy a wire marker booklet or ...


This is all about how you choose to view/organize/manage the connections. Neither the patch panel nor the switch know or care which port is connected to which other port. That being said, I totally get and agree with your method and idea. It makes it much easier from an administrative/management standpoint. One suggestion might be to purchase a second ...

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