It was a dark and stormy Halloween night and a networking engineer was stuck in a data center facing a Mission Impossible project: replace a failing Cat6500 with a brand-new Nexus 7000. Shouldn’t have been a problem, if only the cables were labeled.
Ever faced a project like that? I was fortunate – I never did, but I can easily imagine the nightmare of disconnecting hundreds of cables (even when they’re properly labeled) and reconnecting them to a new box (and they don’t run LLDP on the attached servers for a good reason, right?)
A while ago I got an email from Mark Costigan, a UK inventor who claimed to have a solution for that problem: the Sergeant Clip. It seemed too good to be true, so I asked by NFD friends about their opinions, and it turns out Matthew Norwood already used the clip and loved the results. Did you use the clip? Do you think it might be useful? Share your opinion in the comments!