Cable Colors

Christian Koch christian at
Tue Jun 17 02:20:59 UTC 2008

i guess thats what having a good data center manager is all about - being
prepared and keeping things uniform and to a standard they define...

On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 10:15 PM, Michael Smith <mksmith at> wrote:

> Hi Joe:
> >
> > Hello Newbie here (hopefully I have the correct list),
> >
> > I was just wondering if anyone knows of a website with recommended
> > colors for cables for a new datacenter?
> > I have written some things down but I don't want to get stuck saying
> > 'darn, I wish I would have bought this color for this type, now I am
> > stuck'.
> > What standard color to use if voice and data on same interface etc.
> Thanks.
> > --
> > Thank You, Joe
> >
> I have found that it's better not to standardize on wire color because
> someone will always use the wrong color in a pinch if it will solve an
> immediate problem.  Instead, come up with a labeling system that clearly
> defines the physical source and destination of the wire.
> Mike

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