[GRLUG] Network Closet move
L. V. Lammert
lvl at omnitec.net
Wed Jun 15 10:54:36 EDT 2011
On Wed, 15 Jun 2011, Benjamin Flanders wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I'm in the position of having to move our networking "closet". This
> isn't anything large, just 3 servers and 2 switches. I'm just
> wondering if any of you have done anything similar and had any tips
> and tools that would make the job easier. One part of the job is
> getting all the cat5 labeled, is there a tool out there that you hook
> up to one end of the cable and lets you know what line coming out of
> the ceiling is the corresponding cable?
There are a number of cable-checkers, .. from the mundane to the fancy.
The simplest tool is a "fox & hounds" - a tone generator you plug into the
remote cable, then use the "receiver" to scan the incoming cables to
verify which one has the signal. Most electronics/network supply houses
will have multiple choices, such as:
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