Spaghetti Cabling that would make a fully-grown sys admin cry, or… Cable management is for wimps.
Most network and system administrators like a nice tidy cabled cabinet of servers and network equipment.
Sometimes it just doesn’t work out that way.
The following are some of my favorite images of nasty cable messes.
A Cable Mess of Beauty
photo by: Cormac Phelan
Racks and Racks of Spaghetti
photo by: Andrew McKaskill
photo by: dM.nyc
Good Old-Fashioned Telephone Wire Mess in Bangkok
photo by: Nurmi
able Mess (un)Managed
photo by: gruzuk
The Spaghetti Man on Sixth Avenue, NYC
photo by: Ken
Spaghetti Cables on the CMS Tracker at CERN
photo by: Richard Brauer
Colorful Cable Salad
photo by: Zenji
A Fine Mess
photo by: BRphoto
Cable Mess Frustration
photo by: Jonathan Arehart
Rat’s Nest Cable Mess
photo by: n8foo
Stage Cables get messed up too
photo by: Laura A Watt
photo by: VespaGT
LOPSA’s Sys Admin Horrors
LOPSA (League of Professional System Administrators) is a terrific organization that Vibrant wholeheartedly supports. Afterall, they sponsor National SysAdmin Appreciation Day. On their website, they came up with a terrific photo set of Sys Admin horrors including the cable messes below:
DO NOT TOUCH ANY OF THESE WIRES!
Spaghetti Cable Hurl
Network Cables or Silly String?
Patriotic Cable Mess
Network Floss and Modems(rumored to have run the dialup access at an old ISP)
Transformed: mrbill offers up before, during and after photos of a network mess gone straight
The Lab with Leo LaPorte staff offers a cable tangle photo from on the set with Cali.
A classic server rack mess: Tom Scholten shared the following photo of a server rack seemingly riddled with silly string.
The LAN and phone cables run across eachother (red cables are phone, blue are servers and white/yellow are client computers).
There are also 3 switches hidden in the picture. Enjoy!