So today we shut down the network to perform the decennial dust bunny hunt and re-cabling ceremony for the equipment rack. It was nice to pull out some dead equipment and rearrange the rest in a more reasonable fashion.
Given the advanced features of our Ikea garage storage rack unit, I had a couple issues with the network devices all piled up on each other. There isn’t enough room to give everything a flat spot on the shelf, but the previous solution was less than ideal for various reasons: the access point gets blocked, you can’t see which thing you are plugging something into the back of, and everything gets too warm. Oh, and earthquakes.
So I pulled out a handy ventilated equipment organizer, which had previously seen service holding slabs of pork ribs in the smoker. A box of zip ties (and a few shoelaces) later, I have a well organized and space-saving network.