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Just finished our new network:)

Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:41 pm

My company has just completed moving premises.
over the last month, I and my colleague have:
1.Planned a new network installation for structured cabling
2. run over 2200 meters of cat 6 cable
3. punched, patched and tested 120 analogue voice, digital voice and data ports, in 3 patch cabs.
4.moved the company in 2 steps, using VPN links for the first move.
5. today, the telecomm people moved the exchange and the ISDN30 apparatus.

The main phone number was offline for 90 minutes.
The main servers were down for 4 hours.
The internet was offline for less than 20 minutes.
Phew :-)

My new patch cab is a thing of ungainly beauty, I have called it "Mare's nest"

Edit: the actual physical stuff was done in the last 12 days!
The sig between the asterisks is so cool that only REALLY COOL people can even see it!

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RE: Just finished our new network:)

Postby Rhakios » Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:55 pm

Discerning readers demand a picture of the "Mare's nest". :)
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RE: Just finished our new network:)

Postby bobthebob1234 » Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:58 pm

Thats quite impressive.

How large is the building ur in now?

Just doesn't seem much cable.

I'd hate to no how much cableing there is where i 'work'
For certain you have to be lost to find the places that can't be found. Elseways, everyone would know where it was
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RE: Just finished our new network:)

Postby Dutch_Master » Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:11 pm

I second Rhakios, we demand pictorial evidence 'beyond reasonable doubt' ;) :mrgreen:
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RE: Just finished our new network:)

Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:55 pm

I will post mares nest tomorrow :)
We only have 27 employees, but we also have a copyshop with lots of network stuff, and a showroom ditto.
The longest cable runs were 43 meters, the 2 daughter cabs reduced it quite a lot but the showroom and copyshop traffic is mainly local, so we gave them their own switches.
We were also able to use some recently installed cat5eSTP where available and suitable the total cabling meterage is probably about 2800 meters..
90% of the work was carried out by 2 people!

And I laid out the cabling plan with Dia :)
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RE: Just finished our new network:)

Postby Rhakios » Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:34 am

I thought I ought to beat 1sf (troll) to this comment: you must be feeling completely hollow after laying so much cable!

:D


At least this way the crude innuendo is vaguely comprehensible.
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:16 am

Here it is the grey box on the right is our Digital Exchange, and the 2 pcs on their side on the left are our Smoothwall, and A DSL FTP box.
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Postby Rhakios » Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:43 am

Hmm, the blue/green cable theme is okay, but I prefer a greater use of the spectrum for a more rainbow-like effect. :)

I see you have a glass door, so you can admire your handiwork anyway. ;)
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Postby Dutch_Master » Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:39 am

Mind you, your latest networkproblem is down to a single cable not connected! (yeah, you have a loose cable ;)) Rhakios, they do have more colours: I see grey and the ever fancyfull purple and even a red string somewhere! :mrgreen:
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Sat Apr 26, 2008 2:25 pm

Dutch_Master wrote:Mind you, your latest networkproblem is down to a single cable not connected! (yeah, you have a loose cable ;)) Rhakios, they do have more colours: I see grey and the ever fancyfull purple and even a red string somewhere! :mrgreen:


Well, that pic was taken before I added the yellow analogue port patches.
The red wires go to our twin IBM UPSes
And yes, I know that there is a loose cable, there are 2 in fact. :P
The rest of the patching will be done when the final building work is completed next week.
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Postby Rhakios » Sat Apr 26, 2008 3:03 pm

Dutch_Master wrote:Rhakios, they do have more colours: I see grey and the ever fancyfull purple and even a red string somewhere! :mrgreen:


Such tiny flecks of colour do not impinge on the overall blue/greenyness. There should be sweeping bands of coloured cables, really.
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:45 pm

Rhakios wrote:
Dutch_Master wrote:Rhakios, they do have more colours: I see grey and the ever fancyfull purple and even a red string somewhere! :mrgreen:


Such tiny flecks of colour do not impinge on the overall blue/greenyness. There should be sweeping bands of coloured cables, really.


The whole composition is based on the Blue/Green nature of the earth as seen from space.

I am still trying to decide which colour the great wall of china should be, but It will probably be yellow.
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Postby nelz » Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:30 pm

Use grey for everything, like uncommented spaghetti code, it improves job security :)
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Postby lok1950 » Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:00 pm

Or tag the ends in a cryptic code :wink:

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Postby Dutch_Master » Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:08 am

Better yet: disconnect the CEO's computer from time to time, especially when they're talking about 'streamlining the organisation' ;)

The Great Wall should be brown. It's basically a large pile of mud ya'know :P :mrgreen:
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