Years ago when i worked for a well known service provider putting in large installations recounts lynn pugh president of pugh communications wamego ks some of the installers would say dont label anything. If its cable 1a just keep writing cable 1a around and around for about two feet.
Press the cable labels down with your thumb.
How to label network cables. Cords are the type of items that are especially difficult to identify at a glance. These labels are sleeves that fit around cables then shrink to conform to the size and shape of the cable via application of heat. Cable label installation step 1.
Here are 7 ways to label your cords and cables so theyre easier to find. This adds the benefit of being able to immediately tell from looking at one end where the other end of the cable is. 13 2013 matt simmons of the standalone sysadmin blog asked about labeling network cables in a datacenter on the lopsa tech mailing list which brought up a number of issues.
Before cable labeling clean you hands and cables to ensure the labels sticky enough. Put a label on each side of an ethernet cable describing where the other side of the cable is plugged in. When theyre tossed in a bin or drawer together they all look the same.
I like it better than method 1 because once everything is plugged in. Perforations typically exist between labels of this style in order to eliminate tear offs and fan folding fan folding. Self laminating vinyl offers wire and cable marking that is suitable for round or flat cables and provides you with excellent abrasion and smudge resistance.
Easier to identify without having to hold the cable and lasts if you need to trim off part of it. Label those datacenter cables. Make sure there is enough to wrap around the cables.
One thing that i didnt see mentioned is that you should label for about two feet down the cable. Hold the top part of the labels. Adding labels to your cords will create clarity and ease every time youre looking for a specific item.
A simple but essential task. This creates a snugly fit label around wires and cables that wont peel or slip off and can be used in a wide variety of environmental conditions.