1/2 Personally had to do a similar exercise myself so be interested to hear people thoughts on this. All our patch panels are a 1 to 1 Relationship so we took the PortXX-ServerRack and PortXX-CommsRack approach but only because seemed the indendent method. James Tutton -----Original Message----- From: racktables-users-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:racktables-users-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Joerg Friedrich Sent: 16 March 2010 15:36 To: racktables-users Subject: [racktables-users] New to Racktables: Patchpanel, Autogenerate ports Hi, I just installed RackTables to document our racks :-) Now I have some questions: 1. How to setup a patchpanel properly? Problem is that a patchpanel might be connected to another patchpanel in another rack. My solution is to create every port twice (portXX and portXX-back) so that I can document these connections properly. is this the right way? 2. Is AutoPorts the only way to create lots of identical ports? We have different types of Patchpanels (12 Ports, 24 Ports, fibre and copper), so do I have to create a separate object in the dictionary or is there another possibility? 3. fibre patchpanels is there any porttype which is compatible with all fibre connections 10/100/1000/...-base-fx sc/st/lc/whatever? so I can link these? -- Jörg Friedrich There are only 10 types of people: Those who understand binary and those who don't.