lundstrj writes "I work for a small stealth startup in Silicon Valley. Things are going will and we are moving to a bigger office. So far so good. It just so happens that the task of setting up the server room/lab fell in my lap. I'm curious if the good people here at Slashdot have any good conventions regarding: Cabling and labeling and other good things to know when planning a brand spanking new server room? I'm thinking mainly of the network cabling here.
I was going to go with:
Different colors to distinguish networks (Yellow for Development, Red for Testing and so on)
Unique label in both ends of every ethernet cable to help tracing cables.
Server name and interface label on the switch side to provide a quick overview without the need to trace cables.
Interface label on the server side to allow quick rollback to a good wiring setup.
I was also going to have a separate color for temporary wiring for those time when resources has to be combined from different networks for a while.
Thus, leaving original cables in place but unplugged so that it'll be easy to roll back to a good setup.
Any and all help appreciated."