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Table Of Contents  CertiGuide to Network+
 9  Chapter 1001: Networking in the Real World
      9  II  Network Design and Planning

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Installation Plan

The location of all the components is critical in design phase. Critical thinking is part of any good network layout. Whenever possible do a physical inspection of the network site. Floor plans may give you a general idea, and you may find that a hidden gotcha awaits you. You see a floor plan, and see the proper electrical wiring, and plan for that. When you go to install the server, “surprise!” a large copier is taking ‘your’ power.

The detail of what is acceptable to network and computer equipment is available in the technical specifications sheet from the vendor you are considering. While that is good data, experience has shown a good common sense rule.

[spacer]Equipment was not designed to operate in a vacuum

Rule of Thumb #3: Picture yourself where you plan to put the equipment. If you would not be reasonably comfortable being there for a long time, your equipment won’t be either.


Needless heartache

Failure to follow Rule of Thumb #3 will result in intermittent equipment failures, and premature equipment failure.



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