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Build the Best Data Center Facility for Your Business by Douglas Alger

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Labeling and Documenting

The electrical room is the hub for all power coming in to the building, including the server environment itself, as well as the location for your UPS. Thoroughly label and document all infrastructure here, as in the Data Center. Make the labeling consistent for both rooms, using the same terms and labeling schemes when possible.

Post a wiring diagram showing how all infrastructure components in the electrical room interconnect. Tracing a circuit is much easier when following a diagram than when searching for and reading labels. Update the diagram when alterations are made to the system.

No common standard exists for orienting electrical switches. The only safeguard against someone incorrectly opening or closing an electrical ...

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