I don’t work in I.T. support, but I can imagine this is the norm.
No, the picture shows a pretty sane way of running lots of network cables. The cables are tied off and being routed in a systematic way. Most real life scenarios are much less organized than that.
That was in reply to "I don’t work in I.T. support, but I can imagine this is the norm."
It wouldnt be hard to find the cable. You just plug in a tone tester/cable finder at one end and then you start to wave the inductive amplifier around untill you find the cable. Most data centers would have used different colored cables for different networks/vlans but there are far worse setups that I have seen in person.
This is exactly one of the things that I do at my job. Here is a sample of my work: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=356725626…
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you guys say this is the norm… I work for IBM and would be fired for creating a dogs breakfast like that, LOL. The pic Erin posted is closer to the norm… nice work Erin. Neat, tidy, labelled, and colour coded. But then, I am a perfectionist.
WOW!!! It shard to find a picture that makes shocks me…but wow… this shocked me. I've never seen a server room with so many cables. It gives me a headache just looking at it. lol
I work in IT – I seen some bad network closets before but I think this one takes the cake.