Cisco 6509/6513 cable management...

Chuck Anderson cra at WPI.EDU
Tue Sep 21 15:25:03 UTC 2010

On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 10:19:50AM -0400, Brandon Applegate wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Sep 2010, Positively Optimistic wrote:
> I have no affiliation with them nor do I even have any - but they do look 
> nice.  They claim to not block blade swaps or fan tray removal.
> If you notice about half the pics/links posted - folks have ALL cabling  
> leaving the 6500 to one side.  If you don't do this, you must disconnect  
> cables to get the fan tray out.  The folks fanning to both sides are  
> either ignorant or overly optimistic (no pun intended WRT your email  
> address) :)

Also in line with this, make sure the cables are bundled per-card, 
leaving a service loop big enough to be able to pull the line card out 
all the way without disconnecting the cables.  This allows you to swap 
a line card and then move the cables one-by-one to the new card 
without losing track of where each cable connects.

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