Rewiring the Network Rack


The Beginning

As the new guy it isn’t uncommon to be thrown at tedious and laborious, but necessary tasks. One of these tasks happens to be the untangling of a spaghetti mess of a network rack. Although it was before my time at Linemaster, I am sure the rack once looked manageable… maybe. As time progresses and network changes are made, network racks, unfortunately, start to look disastrous.

The past few months my company went through with a large network upgrade. We purchased new storage, implemented higher bandwidth, and resubnetted our entire network. These three changes alone would be more than enough to make a mess of the network rack. Let me be the first to say, the first time I saw the network rack I knew it would eventually be my responsibility to clean it up. That statement may have a negative connotation, but in reality, I was kind of looking forward to a fresh start. Maybe I’m a sick person.

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