Through coupler panels for master patch panel

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by jas0n, May 14, 2007.

  1. jas0n

    jas0n Guest

    If you can think of a more appropriate newsgroup please give me a pointer.

    Considering tidying up several racks of various switches, servers, ip kvm's,
    san, etc with some form of master patch panel. To have all cabling going
    back to one of the following:-

    1. Master patch panel - switch, kvm & san points presented.
    2. Cabling from several racks to have their own secondary patch panels
    terminated next to master.

    Have been looking at cat6 through coupler patch panels to make it simple to
    add/remove/replace or rip out and upgrade later on (as we are looking to
    move the server room at some point but want to make things more straight
    forward for now)

    Question is: Do through coupler panels with certified cable lose much in
    signal quality compared to a standard krone'd patch panel? We are using
    gigabit nics/switches. The cable between panels is likely to be ready made
    utp solid core length's factory terminated fed into the rear through
    coupler. The patching likely to be ready made stranded. Cat6 or higher is
    what were looking at.

    Distances for solid core cable are only upto 12m and the patching to be upto
    2m
     
    jas0n, May 14, 2007
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  2. I have two rows of racks with one behind the other. Ther rear one has a small
    patch panel and the cables comming from the rear of it go into the rear of a
    larger patch panel in the front rack. I even matched the numbers from the back
    panel to the front (#1 goes to #1, #2 goes to #2). The main switches/routers are
    in the front rack.

    I haven't seen any problems with mine, but you have to use quality products and
    do a good job of punching the cables in. So I don't think a guy should get too
    carried away with it. I suspect the more connections you create to more loss
    you may cause. Use "factory" cables as much as possible instead of putting ends
    on cables yourself.

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    Phillip Windell, May 14, 2007
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  3. jas0n

    jas0n Guest

    We are looking to do it with through coupler patch panels - ones where you
    plug a rj45 in both sides of the patch and so there's no punching involed.
     
    jas0n, May 14, 2007
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  4. Sounds alright to me
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    www.wandtv.com

    The views expressed, are my own and not those of my employer, or Microsoft, or
    anyone else associated with me, including my cats.
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    Phillip Windell, May 15, 2007
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