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

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Recommended Labeling Practices

Once you've chosen which numbering scheme to implement within your Data Center, it is time to decide what objects to label and how.

The “what” is easy—label just about everything:

  • Structured cabling

  • Power receptacles and circuit panels

  • Cabinets

  • Raised floor tiles

  • Individual servers and networking devices

  • Entire server rows

  • Major infrastructure components

Anything that needs to be located, serviced, replaced, or plugged in to by a Data Center user or someone who supports the room's functions should be labeled. The more relevant the information that is posted about a Data Center component, the easier it is to use the room's infrastructure correctly or to troubleshoot and remediate a problem. Even the most well thought out ...

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