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Things You Should Know About Server Rack Patch Panel

Server rack is such a useful kit to deploy in the large data centers. Commonly, there are two basic methods to build a structured cabling system. One is to have a patch panel in the rack, and the other one is to use the switch. Both the two methods are beneficial to managing fiber cables. Today, we will talk about the first one, server rack patch panel.

Why Use Patch Panel on Server Rack

The reason is simple: installing patch panel on server rack can make a proper cable management. This is crucial to build a better network system and ensure a well running status as it provides the technological backbone. First, without a patch panel, all cables may be in jumble and increase the risk of cable congestion. It may lead to connection fault and even the losses to the enterprises. Second, disordered cables can cause clogged airflow, which is harmful to hardware safety. We know, all electric devices will generate heat when they run. So it needs more space for air flow to cool. Server rack patch panel is such a good way by managing different port densities and speeds in one high density patch panel, then the valuable rack space is saved. The approach can actually promote the air flow and protect the hardware.

Considerations When Organizing Server Rack Patch Panel

Here are a few facts to consider when you organize sever rack patch panel.

Equipment location. According to the convenience and available space, choose the rack location. Find the cold spots in the room, then place the rack front facing the cold area that can offer the maximum cooling for the hardware. In addition, make sure that there is enough space around to conduct any service.

Manage copper and fiber cables separately. Try to run copper cables on one side and fiber cables on the other side. Thus copper and fiber cables will not mix. Besides, if the cables lay closely, it may cause interference or crosstalk. Managing the cables separately can help to make an easier access to the equipment when it needs to be upgraded or changed.

Best Selections of Server Rack Patch Panel

Server rack patch panel is one kind of horizontal cable management. Traditionally, a majority of data center equipment uses 19 inch wide design. Now I will introduce some equipment from FS.COM for your reference.

45U black server cabinet can accommodate all 19 inch EIA standard networking equipment, like FHD fiber enclosures, MTP cassette, and FHU patch panels. This server rack includes a welded and assembled steel frame construction with a static loading capacity of 3527lbs. The design of perforated doors allows maximum airflow to be drawn through the server cabinet, which is good for maintaining the devices installed on the cabinet.

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The unshielded 24 port blank keystone patch panel is an ideal tool to manage both copper and fiber cables, so you can customize your patch panel and create a perfect mix connection based on your specific applications. This patch panel adopts the design of removable rear cable manager, which is conducive to uninstall and install. And it can be labeled for easy connection identification.

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All these are good practice of server rack patch panel. When you need to set up a data center, welcome to FS.COM to select the best products for your network system.

24 Port Blank Keystone Patch Panel for Ethernet Cabling

In cabling system, patch panel is used for cable management. But how? In short, when the patch cables are connected with telecommunication equipment, they have to go through the adapters in the patch panel to achieve the wiring function. Here, patch panel functions as the protector of cables or pigtails. Commonly, patch panel can be divided into different categories according to different ports, 12 port patch panel, 24 port patch panel and 48 port patch panel. And for small LAN network, the best option is 24 port patch panel especially the 24 port blank keystone patch panel.

What Is 24 Port Blank Keystone Patch Panel

24 port blank keystone patch panel, also known as the unloaded patch panel, is one option of 24 port copper patch panel. Typically, instead of the pre-positioned connectors design, it adopts the design of 24 individual empty holes which allow users install the connectors based on their own needs to link different copper cables. The empty holes are called keystone jacks that can be terminated to the cables such as shield or unshield CAT5e or CAT6, and then quickly inserted into the patch panel. This type of patch panel is designed to support the distribution of voice, data, and video for commercial or residential applications. FS.COM offers 24 port unshielded blank keystone patch panel, it’s suitable for any standard 19 inch relay rack, cabinet or wall bracket. With a flat style and clear port number, cable management becomes easier. And its removable cable manager will allow users to fix cables simply.

Reasons to Use Blank Keystone Patch Panel

Compared with the traditional patch panel, blank keystone patch panel enjoys several advantages, which actually encourage people to choose blank keystone patch panel.

  • More flexible design. No keystone jack is pre-installed into the blank keystone patch panel, so it can be customized based on specific application. FS.COM 24 port blank keystone patch panel accepts all RJ45 modules, which means technicians will not struggle with the decision whether to use CAT5e or CAT6 when they need the versatility of running different types of networking cable on one project. The blank keystone accommodates a wide variety of easy to snap-in modules, making configuration flexibility.
  • Better cost-effectiveness. The special design and easy installation make a low initial investment cost. Use one blank keystone patch panel, users can connect CAT5e and CAT6 simultaneously without buying theCAT5e patch panel and CAT6 patch panel. Besides, with pre-labeled ports and write-on areas on the front, the blank keystone patch panel helps trace and identify cable runs to stay in order.

Install 24 Port Blank Keystone Patch Panel for Ethernet Cabling

First, prepare the equipment. No extra tools are required except the essential equipment, 24 port blank keystone patch panel, CAT5e and CAT6 RJ45 insert modules.

Second, to fit one’s need, choose the proper quantity of different RJ45 modules. Then insert them onto the 24 port blank keystone patch panel one by one.

Third, screw the assembled 24 port blank keystone patch panel in a 19 inch rack. Plug the CAT5e cables into the CAT5e coupler keystone insert module and insert CAT6 cables into the CAT6 module, then handle the cables in sequence.

Last, take a visual inspection of the equipment to make sure everything works well.


24 port blank keystone patch panel provides connectivity for RJ45 insert modules data services, playing an important role in supporting the cloud. For your convenience, FS.COM offers different types of blank keystone patch panel to help technicians finish your networking project on budget and on time.