|The patch panel before everything patched in.|
|All patched in with 1 foot line cords.|
(while it looks fairly neat, I really don't want to put my stamp of approval on this)
*One ATA still needs to be installed on this rack.
|Another floor at the same location patched in with 7 foot patch cords|
While the cords are excessively long, This is more preferred than the 1 footers.
As you see with the 7 footers (3 footers would have been ideal) I was able to patch everything in and run along one side of the panel and back over. When you patch everything in this way it keeps things nice and neat, and also allows access to remove one of the patch panels in order to service any of the wiring, or add new wiring if needed in the future with limited, or no downtime for any of the active connections.