I'm working with a small site buildout that contains a single HP ProCurve 4200vl chassis switch. The data cabling contractor did not provision for any cable management. I'm looking at the rack pictured below and would like some suggestions on how to cleanly patch down to the switch below without vertical managers. I wanted to avoid full vertical management since this setup will only utilize 40-50 cables. Is there a clean way to do this? Would something like the NeatPatch be the best approach? If the answer is velcro, I guess that works, too...

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    Neatpatch is aimed at being used with 1U switches rather than chassis switches. (As an aside, I find the little label that says "asa" on the Cisco ASA to be adorable!) – Evan Anderson Dec 7 '11 at 15:29
  • Doesn't that say '888' ? – thinice Dec 7 '11 at 15:48
  • @thinice My super-awesome ctrl+scrollwheel zooming skills show otherwise :) i.imgur.com/Uy4qv.png – MDMarra Dec 7 '11 at 15:51
  • It was a joke ;) - I really want to move the WAP off of the top of the switch >.> – thinice Dec 7 '11 at 15:53
  • Oh, it's sitting there temporarily for configuration (close to the console cable). – ewwhite Dec 7 '11 at 15:57

I think that a combination of these and velcro may be your best bet.

  • It would also be quite helpful to add vertical cable management into the mix here. – EEAA Dec 8 '11 at 2:55
  • @ErikA agreed, but the OP said that he wanted to avoid vertical. – MDMarra Dec 8 '11 at 3:17
  • Whoops - missed that. :) – EEAA Dec 8 '11 at 3:27

After taking a look at port counts and such, this was easily accomplished with velcro and 3-foot cables. Not too bad...

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