[c-nsp] Cisco 6500 mounting with cables

Alan Buxey A.L.M.Buxey at lboro.ac.uk
Mon Jul 8 08:21:27 EDT 2013

We use cable management bars and route all cables to the left and right thus ensuring that we don't have cables blocking the removal of a failed module or a module that needs swapping out for upgrade. Would recommend wider racks for such locations . You have more space to each side and often containment channels


-------- Original message --------
From: Jon Lewis <jlewis at lewis.org>
Date: 08/07/2013 13:11 (GMT+00:00)
To: chris stand <cstand141 at gmail.com>
Cc: cisco-nsp at puck.nether.net
Subject: Re: [c-nsp] Cisco 6500 mounting with cables

On Mon, 8 Jul 2013, chris stand wrote:

> Does anyone mount 6500s directly under the patch panels ?  If you do, do
> the cables run to the left and right and would you share a photo or two ?

I've run cables in from both sides.  You can get cable management bars
that rack mount on top of the 6500 chassis rack ears.  These are literally
a steel bar with 2 radiused 90* bends, the ends of which are welded to
"rack ears".  Mounting these in front of the line cards, you can then use
velcro to secure the cables on their way to the line card ports.

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