- What's in a name? that which we call a rose
- By any other name would smell as sweet;
Building Names & Prefixes
See: NetworkRecords for a current list of building and location codes.
Equipment Rooms / Closets
In general, equipment rooms are numbered by floor (G[round], B[asement], 1[st], 2[nd], ...). On each floor, the closet number begins counting from A. Therefore, the first closet on the second floor is 2A and the second closet on the same floor is 2B.
In general, network devices are named by BLDG-LOC-DESC[-SEQ] where:
A building prefix from the buildings list (NetworkRecords.)
- A location code as per "Equipment Rooms"
- An extremely brief description. E.g., CORE, 2850, etc.
- SEQ (Optional)
If there are multiple devices working together a sequence such as -A, -B, -C may be used to distinguish.
Lewis Hall Core Switch, in closet 2A.
Roadman Hall Bunker Core device, in Ground closet B.
Fiber Optics (TIA/EIA 606-A Class 3 format)
In general, a link is named as BLDGA-POPA/BLDGB-POPB-[CABLE#].STRAND# where
- BLDG A + BLDG B
- The building prefixs of each end of the fiber link.
- POP A + POP B
- The location of the Point of Presence. E.G., where the fiber enters the building.
- The number of the cable. Where only one cable exists between buildings, may be omitted. STRAND#: The number of the strand in a given link.
To cannonicalize link names, the buildings are put in alphabetical order. E.G., AA/BB is valid while BB/AA is not.