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We standardized our colors last year. Green for APs, Blue for LAN, Black
for phones, Orange for HVAC/Security, and Red for WAN or servers (DHCP,
Firewalls, etc.).

On Fri, May 19, 2017, 8:30 AM Robert Wickberg <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Our campus was renovated a decade ago, each wing was ripped down to it's
> shell and completely rebuilt.  The company that installed the cables wrote
> on the cables with sharpies, but only at the far end.  I find those
> readable, for the most part, but I don't usually have to, because when they
> installed the box covers, they labeled the jacks with the port # in the
> wiring closet using a brother label maker, or something similar.  Problem I
> had was I sometimes needed to trace in the other direction, and I had
> nothing.  So one summer I had an intern go around to each classroom and
> make me a spreadsheet of which port numbers are in which room.
>
> On Fri, May 19, 2017 at 8:13 AM, Dan Roswell <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
>> If you’re going to do this a lot, I highly recommend getting a wire label
>> maker:
>> https://www.bradyid.com/en-us/products/labels-and-tapes/labels/wire-and-cable-labels/wire-and-cable-labels-for-portable-printers
>> Get nylon labels, not vinyl.  They’re much better.
>>
>>
>>
>> As far as color, we use: blue for data, white for phones, green for
>> wireless, yellow for cameras, red for uplinks, etc.  Doesn’t really matter
>> as long as you create and follow your own standard.
>>
>>
>>
>> -Dan
>>
>>
>>
>> *From:* School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:
>> [log in to unmask]] *On Behalf Of *Keith Puffer
>> *Sent:* Thursday, May 18, 2017 4:03 PM
>> *To:* [log in to unmask]
>> *Subject:* Network Cable ID
>>
>>
>>
>> Infrastructure folks (or those that have an opinion):
>>
>>
>>
>> How, or do you, label your network cables?  Write on zip ties?  Color
>> labels directly on cable?  Different color for different purpose?
>> Different color patch cables?
>>
>>
>>
>> Trying to get a what works and what doesn't...I am wanting to label/ID at
>> my schools so that if someone where to take a look at one, it would make
>> sense at another location.
>>
>>
>>
>> Thoughts?  Opinions?
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks, enjoy this Summer weather and see you Monday at Dynamic
>> Landscapes 2017 <http://dynamiclandscapes.vita-learn.org/>!
>>
>>
>>
>> Keith
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>>
>> Keith Puffer
>> Technology Coordinator
>> Washington West Supervisory Union
>> 340 Mad River Park, Suite 7
>> Waitsfield, VT 05673
>> 802-496-5486 <(802)%20496-5486>
>> Fax: 802-496-6515 <(802)%20496-6515>
>> GoogleVoice: 802-870-0630 <(802)%20870-0630>
>>
>> https://wwsuvalley.on.spiceworks.com/portal
>> <https://wwsuvalley.on.spiceworks.com/portal?_ga=1.58522082.973774531.1464180008>
>>
>>
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> Bob Wickberg
> Technology Coordinator
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Larry Dougher
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