This journal page is written in real-time as the Strategic Solutions Lab (SSL) engineers take on the task of cabling our Data Center 1 lab environment. As part of our mission, SSL works with industry partners to demonstrate real world solutions. In conjunction with our cable partner Tyco Electronics (TE), we are implementing Data Center 1 to demonstrate state of the art cable and device management solutions from TE. You will see and read about how we do this in stages, starting from an empty rack and ending with all port cards and Inter-chassis link (ICL) ports cabled into the environment. The engineers talk about the easy way, the hard way and how to avoid some gotchas to help you get this done the right way.
Completed stripping out legacy cabling and power drops. Rack plan is in place and ready for build out. We are recording our progress with a time lapse video we can share later.