DataCenter color-coding cabling schema

Eygene Ryabinkin rea+nanog at
Mon Mar 14 11:42:44 UTC 2016

Sun, Mar 13, 2016 at 05:10:26PM -0700, Owen DeLong wrote:
> Whatever you do, please do not use Flag labels on cables… I HATE
> THEM. They are a constant source of entanglement and snags. They
> often get knocked off as a result or mangled beyond recognition,
> rendering them useless.

Hadn't seen that for ages, using Brother P-touch printers for
small amounts of work and Avery Zweckform paper + laser printing
for large cable installations.  This stuff (Avery paper),
lives already for 5+ years and outlived many replacements of
spine modules (that's InfiniBand fabric) and other operations
without labels being ruined in any way.
Eygene Ryabinkin, National Research Centre "Kurchatov Institute"

Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be
a violent psychopath who knows where you live.

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