Main Nav

Does anyone have a standard they are using to label fiber optic cable?  

I was thinking something like this would work.

B01-S01-F01

Building 1 - Strand 1 - Floor 1


Thanks

--
Jeremy L. Gibbs
Systems Administrator
Utica College
Integrated Information Technology Services
(315) 223-2383



********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

Comments

Are you talking about the fiber patch cables or the hardwired infrastructure? For patching, I like to keep it real simple since the fiber sometimes traverses multiple buildings. F001, to F00n. Same label end to end. This way if I'm troubleshooting in one building the label will match the other end. ie, no matter how many times it's patched, I used that same label designation. On 8/8/2012 10:48 AM, Jeremy Gibbs wrote: > Does anyone have a standard they are using to label fiber optic cable? > > I was thinking something like this would work. > > B01-S01-F01 > > Building 1 - Strand 1 - Floor 1 > > > Thanks > > -- > Jeremy L. Gibbs > Systems Administrator > Utica College > Integrated Information Technology Services > (315) 223-2383 > > > > ********** Participation and subscription information for this > EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at > http://www.educause.edu/groups/. > -- Vlade Ristevski Network Manager IT Services Ramapo College (201)-684-6854 ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.
I am talking about the individual strands of cable.  That way we could have something like this.

B01-S01-F01->B02-S04-F02

Essentially showing strand 1 patches over to stand 4 in the 2nd building on floor 2.   Currently we do not have a good labeling scheme and sometimes it's a bit of guesswork.  We are trying to fix that.

Thanks

We're basing our naming off the TIA-606B standard ...
http://www.bicsi.org/pdf/conferences/winter/2009/presentations/TIA-606-B%20-%20The%20New%20Updated%20Standard%20-%20Todd%20Fries.pdf

We name our buildings with two or three letter codes, e.g. KH, VL,
Floors are digits starting at 0 for totally underground basements' lowest level,
Telecommunication Rooms (TRs) are single letters starting at A for the first TR on that level, and incrementing as needed
Network Devices have a  Code  (e.g. WAP, SWITCH,ROUTER,FW)
followed by a Sequence number  (1-based, not zero-filled)

So, the first WAP on the first floor of CLN would be designated
CLN-1A-WAP1

The wires and ports on the network are designated in a form that is consistent with the above, for example the fiber optic cable between CLM and CLN would be
CLM-0A/CLN-1A.FLOMM1
and between Kerrwood and Clark M would be 
KH-0A/CLM-0A.FSM1
Each cable's strands are further broken out by adding a period and the strand number, so the 8th strand on the second single mode fiber between the basement of KH and first floor of VL would be
KH-0A/VL-1A.FSM1.8

(FSM = single mode fiber, FLOMM = laser optimized fiber, FMM = 62.5 micron fiber