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Before and After Pictures

Show us your before and after pictures after you have replaced something with new Meraki kit.

 

I just spent the whole weekend ripping out 500 ports of switching in a factory and putting in all new Meraki kit.  These pictures are one of the four main wiring cabinets - before and after the job was done.

 

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Meraki Employee

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Lot of work.  Thanks for sharing, very nicely done!!

Meraki Employee

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Here's one of my own "before and after" stories.

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Ok, just kidding, stretched the truth a little, but you get the idea. 🙂 

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I can barely see any cables... some serious cable management right here...

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Wow!  What a mess.

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Here is another before and after.  In this case, the customer said thay wanted to be able to "see" where the patched ports plugged into the switch, without having to riffle through the cabling.

 

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A model citizen

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Some nice work!

 

I see a lot of these installs using what looks like slimline patch cables? Can anyone name a brand or provide a link to cabling they use that they would recommend to others?

 

Thanks

A model citizen

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After a recent set of installs before and afters

 

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@Nick what part of the world are you in?

A model citizen

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UK! @PhilipDAth 

A model citizen

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Found the last of the three cabs we did on that install 

 

It really shouldn't be. But tidying cabs is rather therapeutic I find! 

 

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A model citizen

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We're seemingly on a roll here doing cabs at the moment so like a proud father I thought i'd throw up another

 

Still on the lookout for some slimline cat6a patch cabling if anyone knows of a good vendor?

 

 

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@Nick I  buy my slimline cables from CDL - but I suspect they wont be in your bit of the world.  All the codes begin with PLS.  I mostly use yellow, and then begin with PLSY.

 

https://cdlnz.com/search?q=PLS

A model citizen

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Nice - thats the sort we want

I will do some searching thanks Philip
Ben
A model citizen

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Here you go, one from yesterday. Swapped out old cisco's for Meraki MS225. 

 

 

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Comes here often

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 ¡Woah! 

Meraki Rocks !!!!!!

A model citizen

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Hardly knew what I was doing...my first real tear out and try to clean up...turned out better than I thought it would, though!

 

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Much better!
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Nice work!

 

I used Neat Patch for my last major install, works great.

A model citizen

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Here's my before and after

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Meraki Employee

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You have tamed the spaghetti monster. That is no small job. Awesome work! How long did that take?
Adam Slater
Senior Technical Evangelist
Training & Evangelism Team
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@AdamS, That took 4 guys and 17 hours. We started at noon on a Saturday and finished around 5am. We ran into some missing ports in a newly renovated area of our office that ate up a bit of time. 

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Building a reputation

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@Mr_IT_Guy: Are those dual MX400s? Hate you a little bit.

BHC Resorts IT Department
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@BHC_RESORTS, would you hate me more if they were dual MX600s? If so,  then yes those are simply dual MX400s....

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@Mr_IT_Guy @BHC_RESORTS I see your dual MX600’s and raise dual MX450’s. E4A6248E-B2F3-4E8E-8EC0-E81E8177E511.jpeg

 

MRCUR | CMNO #12
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@MRCUR yeah, those are pretty nice sir!! 

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Very nice shot, but may I suggest the framing would be better with some MS425's under that ;-).

Adam Slater
Senior Technical Evangelist
Training & Evangelism Team
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@AdamS The MS425s are pretty nice!

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@AdamS wrote:

Very nice shot, but may I suggest the framing would be better with some MS425's under that ;-).


Looks like an HP 5406zl. One of my favorite switch chassis! Now if there was a Meraki switch chassis....wow would that be legit!

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@BHC_RESORTS wrote:

@AdamS wrote:

Very nice shot, but may I suggest the framing would be better with some MS425's under that ;-).


Looks like an HP 5406zl. One of my favorite switch chassis! Now if there was a Meraki switch chassis....wow would that be legit!


5406R without a second management module. I too really like this model and second the request for a Meraki chassis switch. 

 

I do have some MS425's as well since @AdamS mentioned it... 

 

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MRCUR | CMNO #12
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I did another rip out and replace last night, MX MS and MR.  This is one of the cabinets.

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This morning :

 

Replaced old Alcatel switch to brand new Meraki MS120 at customer remote bureau. 399 sites to go !

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Avant.jpgApres.jpgAnother one, for me cleaning means remove dirty devices 😉 here I removed 1 HP 48P switch with a beautiful stack of 2 MSS225 Meraki switches !

 

 

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Removed a fortinet + cisco + aerohive disaster and replaced it with the MX84 + MR42 AP's + Cisco SG300.

Cable cleanup and cabinet rearrangement did most of the cosmetical cleanup 😉

 

 

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@KrisVerdonck

 

Hi

 

Is that the 3M turquoise Ethernet cable that you are using, it looks good as does the other colour with it, pale lavender? 

 

I have to build a small rack from scratch that will be photographed and used in explanations, so it will really have to look the business.

 

The turquoise colour works well with metallic objects - see the Mecedes Petronas F1 car, and your other colour choice is equally suited to a metallic environment.

 

I'd use Aston Martin's AppleTree Green if I could find cables that colour (photographs are unreliable, however)

 

Cheers

Robin St.Clair | Principal, Caithness Analytics | @uberseehandel
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@Uberseehandel

 

Hi,

 

We used  :

https://www.tridis.be/en/patch-cable-u-utp-category-6-0-15m-violet-utp-snagless

and 

https://www.tridis.be/en/patch-cable-u-utp-category-6-0-15m-green

 

We always use this with a 48-ports switch in combination with 2 x 24 patchpanel around it.

 

See also this one (new rack - no before and after with an MX65).

 

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@KrisVerdonck

 

That looks excellent. Thank you for the URLs for the cables.

 

I have a feeling my photogenic rack is going to end up more expensive than a lot of the kit in it . . .  ;-[])

Robin St.Clair | Principal, Caithness Analytics | @uberseehandel
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Just for fun another cleanup 🙂

Switches and router are from Cisco but Wifi is Meraki.

 

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The wooden box caught my eye . . . 

Robin St.Clair | Principal, Caithness Analytics | @uberseehandel
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It was handmade to put the rack on top of it but then we found a much better stand between the junk 🙂

 

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@KrisVerdonckwrote:

It was handmade to put the rack on top of it but then we found a much better stand between the junk 🙂

 


Well the wine was hand made - 

 

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Robin St.Clair | Principal, Caithness Analytics | @uberseehandel
Conversationalist

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Woah, you have your network gear in a bomb shelter?!  Nice! 

Conversationalist

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Wow, nice!

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Nice job!

Getting noticed

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One of our branch offices went from 60 desks down to a new office with just 9 when the lease was up. Now a little cramped, with the wall rack sitting in the kitchen of the office. Didn't get a picture of it after finalizing the wiring and a little cleanup.

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IMG_20180531_104224.jpgNot clean, but not dirty. You can barely see the Nortel switches that would no longer allow us to make changes 

IMG_20180531_175530.jpgThe APC units are sitting on top of a refrigerator

Conversationalist

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Wow nice work though

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Very nice. How is this cooled?

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"Mr. Slim" cools it, and does a pretty terrible job. This noise is horrendous but I've been told because of budget it is what it is. We did have the AC repair guy out three times and he couldn't fix it. I actually became pretty familiar with the guy, who wanted me to call him when it "made the noise again." So I called him, said "Let me play you the song of my people" and he still couldn't hear it. We then determined that the AC guy might have a hearing loss issue. 

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