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

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Testing and Verifying Structured Cabling

Once your structured cabling is in place, have the cabling contractor test all components to make sure that the entire system, both copper and fiber, is providing the level of performance expected of them. Tables 7-1 and 7-2 from earlier in the chapter summarize these values, taken from TIA/EIA 568B.

Although testing requirements differ between copper and fiber cabling, there are certain procedures that you want contractors to follow for both media, including the following:

  • Provide documentation on what testing procedures and equipment are being used— List specific manufacturers and model numbers, and when the equipment was last calibrated. An approved service provider should have calibrated all test ...

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