Cisco 6509/6513 cable management...

Justin M. Streiner streiner at
Tue Sep 21 15:54:39 UTC 2010

On Tue, 21 Sep 2010, Matthew Topper wrote:

> Maybe I'm thinking about this the wrong way, but it seems to be that
> that would be a huge problem when you need to change out a cable or
> move something.  Do the benefits outweigh the headaches with this kind
> of setup?

Keeping the 'unseen' copper/fiber bundles neatly organized can actually 
make those moves easier.  If you have to replace a jumper, sure it means 
taking some extra time to undo and re-do the velcro tape loops as you go, 
but if done properly, it shouldn't add much extra time.

The argument could also be made that a properly run and dressed cabling 
job would need to be touched less frequently, and by extension, is less 
prone to physical failures that would require changing out a cable.


> On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 4:43 AM, Nick Hilliard <nick at> wrote:
>> On 21/09/2010 06:07, Positively Optimistic wrote:
>>> Do any of our fellow nanog members have experience with cable management
>>> on
>>> 6509/6513 cisco switches?   We're upgrading infrastructure in some of our
>>> facilities,..  and until it came to cable management, the switches seemed
>>> to
>>> be a great idea...   8 48port blades..  pose a challenge.. or a problem..
>> courtesy of Richard Steenbergen:
>> Nick

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