owen at delong.com
Mon Jun 16 23:09:46 UTC 2008
Very true. Another suggestion I will offer is that it is relatively
inexpensive to order cables with pre-printed serial numbers.
I get them for about $0.20/cable more than I could buy in bulk
and I get them in relatively low quantities. They cost about half
of what buying a cable at Fry's would cost.
I use a format of XXXXXX-YY.Y where XXXXXX is a unique
six digit number for the particular cable and YY.Y is the length
of that particular cable.
Having these serial numbers triple-printed on self-laminating
labels at each end of the cable makes them very easy to read
and makes it very easy to be sure before you pull a cable that
the A and Z ends are of the same cable, which, can also be
a saving factor at 3AM.
On Jun 16, 2008, at 4:00 PM, Randy Bush wrote:
> all you people are just sooooo retro and boring. i like purple,
> fluorescent lime, ...
> the colors make no difference as long as you are consistent.
> consistent port use (oob port == power port == switch port ==) are
> will bail you out at three in the morning.
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