Recommendations for cable management

Cables can be organized and managed in a variety of ways, such as by using cable channels or patch panels. Note the following recommendations:

  • Plan cable management before installing the Brocade 7800 in a rack.
  • Leave at least one meter (three feet) of slack for each port cable. This provides room to remove and replace the Brocade 7800, allows for inadvertent movement of the rack, and helps prevent the cables from being bent to less than the minimum bend radius.
A 50-micron cable should not be bent to a radius less than 2 in. under full tensile load and 1.2 in. with no tensile load. Tie wraps are not recommended for optical cables because they are easily overtightened.