Colour coding endpoints and devices
Over the summer I'll be colour coding endpoints and devices using ethernet cables. 0.5m for patch panel and 2m for endpoints.
I've a few questions however regarding the 0.5m patch cables are they able to achieve gigabit speeds at such a sort length? I'm sure I read something about a minimum length for a CAT5e cable but google isn't bringing anything solid up.
Are patch cables pretty much the same quality from various places? such as, CPC, comms-express, rs-online, cable monkey, broadbandbuyer etc etc.
I'll also be getting some Cisco SG300-52 and SG300-28 series gigabit switches to drive it all.
My thinking for colouring is:
Yellow for Printers
Red for Server
Blue for Desktops
Grey for Guest ports
Orange for Promethean PC's
Black for NAS
Pink for Smoothwalls
Purple for Routers
Any thoughts? recommendations?