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    How do you stop chassis switches getting messy?

    Bit disappointed but we are having chassis switches fitted as part of a summer project. How do you stop them turning into a jumbled mess of spaghetti? Also the company doing the work are not providing a patching schedule.
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    Put them in a cabinet with proper cable management. Really thats the only want to keep the nice and tidy.

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    I had them like that but it was always a pain to remove a patch lead as it had platted itself into the rest. Also tracing a cable takes so much effort.

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    You don't need to trace cables as long as you have recorded what goes where in the first place and record any changes.

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    Good cable management and cable tidy accessories, and cables of suitable length - not too short and not too long.

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    We are not getting patching schedules so how do you record it?

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    should have specified a schedule as part of the project - if not give them a spreadsheet with switch port in one column and outlet in column 2 and device in column 3 and get them to fill it in as they go!

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    Label all the cables and don't use tie wraps, use Velcro straps.

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