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Enterprise Data Center Design and Methodology by Rob Snevely

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In the Beginning…

It's easier to start out right then to try to retool later. While this is true for most things, it is certainly true for managing the configurations of systems. The more configuration control that has been placed over the system from the beginning, the better the results will be moving forward. Everything from color standardization on cables and labels, the placement of the equipment in the data center, system naming conventions, system installation, and patch maintenance is important.

Correct placement of the equipment in the data center is important, so that the systems do not need to be moved later. If possible, think about the future growth that will be required. Because human interactions with equipment can cause issues ...

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