Label the Cable
Ok, you’ve got a computer connected to the company network. Usually that means that you have a CAT-5 network cable running from your machine to the wall which then runs back to the central server located somewhere else in the office. Is that cable labeled? Does the wall jack have a number on it? No, well that’s no big deal, right? Wrong.
Now think with me. Let’s say, hypothetically, you’ve got 25 computers. 5 printers, a file share server, a firewall server, a network switch that transfers all the cables to a central server for DHCP, oh, and maybe a wireless router. What have you got? You’ve got a server room with a hundred cables and nothing labeled. And now say one of those computers loses its connection because the network cable shorted out. You’ve got a problem. And now you have hours of work in front of you. Tedious, dirty, time-consuming work.
I’m sure you never meant for it to get that bad. I mean, it all starts one cable at a time. That’s why when we come in and rock your technology one of the things we’ll do is outline your network structure, figure out your paths, and you guessed it - label your cables.