rack cable length

Justin Wilson - MTIN lists at mtin.net
Fri Apr 17 19:23:05 UTC 2015

Copper and fiber patch panels are key.  This way you can control the length from the patch to the device (router, switch,server).  


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> On Apr 17, 2015, at 2:44 PM, shawn wilson <ag4ve.us at gmail.com> wrote:
> This is probably a stupid question, but....
> We've got a few racks in a colo. The racks don't have any decent cable
> management (square metal holes to attach velcro to). We either order
> cable too long and end up with lots of loops which get in the way (no
> place to loop lots of excess really) or too short to run along the
> side (which is worse). It appears others using the same racks have
> figured this out, but...
> Do y'all just order 10 of each size per rack in every color you need
> or is there a better way to figure this out? I'm guessing something
> like 24 inches + 1.75 inchex x Us) + 24 inches and round up to
> standard length...?

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