This question was originally posted on DCIM Support by Yaron Davidof on 2018-09-04
The current situation
The connection between two IT servers installed in separate cabinets is using by MTP-MPO multi-core cable of 16-fiber optical, this type of cable is considered a single braid / cable
The connection of the servers to the panels is done using ordinary bridging cables.
When our client wont to remove a server using a work order, the work order indicates that the two bridging cables must be removed . And remove the cable connecting the 2 cabinets.
This is not true because the cable is MTP / MBO
The question is how best to view the MTP-MTP cable in the DCIM system?
This answer was originally posted on DCIM Support by Jef Faridi on 2018-09-04
If I understand correctly, you have configured network cable types and connections that you would like to view in DCO, right? If yes, please try the "Network Cable Browser":
This comment was originally posted on DCIM Support by Yaron Davidof on 2018-09-04
How many ports does the cable have?
You're probably setting up one cable
In practice, this cable has 6 ports
So the display looks 6 cables rather than one as you are viewing
In this case when you want to cancel a cable you cancel one of the 6 cables that are set
This comment was originally posted on DCIM Support by Jef Faridi on 2018-09-04
I understand what you mean, that's unfortunately not supported in DCO. Currently in DCO, cable/connection has one port on each end.
This comment was originally posted on DCIM Support by Eric Clark on 2018-09-17
When will you catch up with IT Infrastructure? This type of cabling has been available and in use for several years.
This comment was originally posted on DCIM Support by Eric Clark on 2018-09-04
You are using MTP/MBO and break out cables - correct ?
Where strands 1/2 are used for 1 port while 3/4 are used for another and could be on another server, and so on.... so retiring a server with a link on this bundle only retires the specific pair that is in use. Is that correct ?
If so, did Struxureware allow you to identify the pair you were using?
if it did, I'd be surprised if it was making you remove the whole cable....
if it didn't, then its a case of struxureware not understanding how MTP breakout is used.
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