[c-nsp] Cisco 6500 mounting with cables

Aled Morris aledm at qix.co.uk
Sun Jul 21 12:17:15 EDT 2013

On 21 July 2013 17:09, Justin M. Streiner <streiner at cluebyfour.org> wrote:

> One other thing that we've been factoring in is the cost of large numbers
> of copper cable runs, and the number of IDFs per floor/building.  Plenum-
> rated shielded Cat6A is much more of a pain to manage than Cat5E (much
> thicker cable, much less flexible), so necessity starts to dictate more
> IDFs to serve a given number of data ports.  Trying to manage a few hundred
> runs of Cat6A into a single IDF is an exercise in futility.
It's interesting that even the Cat 6500 family now has a "fabric extender"
option for distributing switching capability into smaller/more localised
wiring closets.


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