Managing cables

Always read the instructions that come with your server or optional device for detailed cable-management information.

There are two cable tie brackets at the rear Office Enablement Kit. You can use these brackets to secure cable bundles so that they can be routed through the opening in the bottom of the rear door.

Graphic showing the rear of the Office Enablement Kit and open rear door with the cable tie brackets labelled.

Group the cables into two bundles to ensure that there is sufficient clearance so that you can close the rear door. For each cable bundle, use a cable tie and run the cable tie through the cable tie bracket on the Office Enablement Kit to secure the cable bundle to the rack cabinet.

In addition, use the following general guidelines when cabling servers or optional devices that you install in a rack cabinet:
  • Do not run cables in front of or behind other devices that will prevent service access to those devices.
  • Do not bend fiber-optic cable beyond its limited specifications.
  • Label all cables so that they are clearly distinguishable from each other.
  • When installing devices mounted on slide rails, such as servers:
    • Run the cables neatly along equipment cable-management arms and secure the cables to the arms using provided cable straps.
    • Leave enough extra cable so that the device can fully extend without straining the cables.
    • Secure the cables so that the device can retract without pinching or cutting the cables.
  • When installing devices mounted on fixed rails:
    • Run the cables neatly along the posts or side rails in the rack cabinet out of the way of other installed devices.
    • Secure the cables with the provided cable straps.
  • Ensure that the cables cannot be pinched or cut by other devices in the rack cabinet.