Does the backside of your server rack look like storage for a waterfall of cables? Keeping cables under control can be a major task, but it should be a high priority.

Most server racks are designed to accommodate cables in a certain way and provide channels for routing. There are also aftermarket products such as "Neat Patch" to assist with management. Some cable management may actually be a burden, such as server swing arms. These arms are designed so the server can be pulled from the rack while still powered on. This may seem like a good idea, but moving a powered on server with fragile drives spinning at 15,000 RPMs is not recommended. Servers should be powered off before moving. These arms also trap massive amounts of heat and restrict exhaust airflow.

How can I get started?

Why should I care?

If you would like to soothe my cabling OCD, I would be more than willing to help.

Eric Thompson - Advanced Logic Industries