Cisco 6509/6513 cable management...

Jeff Wasilko jeffw at
Tue Sep 21 20:16:44 UTC 2010

On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 02:53:58PM -0500, Dantzig, Brian wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Sep 2010, 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..
> >
> > Pictures are welcomed...   off-list contact would be great.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> If you can choose your rack equipment, you should look at Ortronics
> Might Mo 10. It is very stable and has plenty of cable management

Let me 2nd the mighty mo! We went with them, and had our cabling
contractor pre-wire the switch faces to patch panels. They're really
nice--probably the nicest rack system I've worked with.

In the photo 
the first 2 racks with black patches are for patching switch ports to
racks. The Ciscos are in the 3rd and 4th racks.

One of the things we did that worked out very nice was on the
switch/rack patch panel, we interspersed switch ports and rack ports
every 2U. This means that we can often patch servers to switch ports
with a 2 or 3' cable, which really minimizes the amount of extra cable
running up and down patch panels.

I've got a bunch of other photos at:

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