For patch panels we made two ports for each plug and named them 1-net and 1-rack indicating where each end is and then put the rack in two loations as 1/2 the rack is in the network closet and the other is in the rack.
We also made a slight mod so we could look through the patch panel from the device to see the port on the net switch that the patch panel was plugged into.
I only have 24 port cat 6 patch panels to worry about right now so I haven't looked At question 2
As for the port compatability there is a way to define what port is compatible with what in the config.
Hope this helps. Dion --Sent from my iPod so pleaser blame spelling errors on Apple's overly enthusiastic spelling autocorrection
On Mar 16, 2010, at 9:35 AM, Joerg Friedrich <Joerg.Friedrich@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > wrote:
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 patchpanelin 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 andcopper), 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.