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+ - Standards for Labeling Datacenter Cabling 2 2

thewiz writes: I've recently been put in charge of coming up with a labeling scheme for all the cables in our datacenter. Currently, each cable has been labeled using at least one of three different schemes and there is no documentation that on what the labels mean. I've googled to see if I can find an IEEE standard for cable labeling but have had no luck thus far.

Are there standards for what information should be on a cable label and how to label a cable (some of our cables have a label every five feet)? If not, what schemes have Slashdotters used? I'm looking for a scheme that is easy to use, easy to understand, easy to maintain, and doesn't require labels every x feet along the cable.

This is clearly another case of too many mad scientists, and not enough hunchbacks.

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