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How to Install Cable Managers in Horizontal Cable Management

As everyone knows, in the data center, a large number of cables scattered and entangled together will cause maintenance trouble. Therefore, how to achieve a successful cable management is a hot spot. We all know that cable management solution can be generally divided into horizontal cable management and vertical cable management. As for different management solution, there are different products, such as fiber optic patch panel, cable manager, fiber rack, etc. need to be installed. Today, let’s talk about how to install 1U/2U cable manager in horizontal cable management.

Cable Manager in Horizontal Cable Management

1U/2U Cable Managers for Horizontal Cable Management

When it comes to horizontal cable management, the 1U/2U horizontal cable managers cannot be ignored. There are many styles of horizontal cable managers which are helpful in rack cable management.

Here we take FS 1U plastic single sided horizontal cable manager with finger duct as an example to explain. The 1U plastic single sided horizontal cable manager can safely organize and protect network cables. The design of the finger duct is one of the most popular managers in the market. The detachable hinge cap provides easy access to the cable management, reducing installation time and costs, and protecting the cable from damage or dust. By the way, this 1U cable management suite has two versions: one side and two sides. The two-sided horizontal cable manager provides flexibility for front and rear cable management.

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Figure: FS 1U Plastic Single Sided Horizontal Cable Manager with Finger Duct

In addition, there is another commonly used horizontal cable manager: the cable manager with the D-ring. Unlike the cable manager with the figure duct, the horizontal cable manager with D-rings is an open-access management tool. Moreover, it also provides great flexibility. Components and cables can be easily added with the growth of system requirements.

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Figure 2: Horizontal Cable Manager with D-ring

Install 1U/2U Cable Managers in Horizontal Cable Management

Choosing 1U/2U horizontal cable managers is not an easy task, so does their installation.

First, please fix the M6 nuts on the standard racks and align the installation holes of both horizontal cable managers and standard racks. Then, please fasten the managers with M6 screws. Finally, please make sure that the screws are tightened and the nuts are assembled correctly. When these steps are accomplished, our installation is completely finished. Attention! I have an advice for you: before installing, please make sure the racks or cabinets steady to avoid any personal injury for cabinet rollover. The video below elaborates the 1U/2U horizontal managers cabling details.


With the help of horizontal cable manager, more secure cabling is reasonably used in space. It is very important to install the horizontal cable manager and use it to arrange a large number of cables. Hopefully, after reading this post, you will be able to understand how to install cable managers in the horizontal cable management. The cost of the horizontal cable manager is always affordable, which is a necessary investment to avoid the huge losses of future cable chaos. The horizontal cable manager provides an effective way to manage cables on the fiber rack. FS.COM provides various cable management tools with various configurations. Whenever you need to sort out the server rack cable, please visit www.fs.com.

Structured Cabling Solution for Fiber and Copper Cables

Most people know that data amount has grown exponentially due to the increase in mobile computing, the rise of social networks and the spread of information technology into almost all areas of private and work life. And for network operators, they require a structured cabling solution for fiber and copper as well as an efficient analysis and implementation of ongoing capacity expansion. However, someone may be still confused about why a structured cabling solution is essential?

Why We Need a Structured Cabling Solution?

There are four reasons to use a structured cabling solution, bend radius protection, cable routing paths, cable access, physical protection, because these four aspects can directly make influences on network’s performance.

  • Bend radius protection. When fiber bends exceed the specified minimum bend diameter can fracture, resulting in service failure and increasing network operating costs. Thus protecting the bend radius can enhance cables’ long term reliability and reduce signal attenuation.

  • Cabling routing paths. A right path is beneficial for decreasing the probability of bend loss and long term cable failures. So it’s important to make access to individual cables simple and safe.

  • Cable access. A good structured cabling should allow each cable to be plugged in or removed simply without damage. Besides, this will help to maintain bend radius protection.

  • Physical protection. All cables should be protected from accidental or physical damage, otherwise, the whole network may break down.

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FS.COM Equipment for a Structured Cabling Solution

FS.COM offers both horizontal cable management and vertical cable management so your network will not behave like a spaghetti bomb exploded near your servers. Here is some equipment you may use for building structured cabling.

  • 45U adjustable open frame rack. It’s typically used for server room and data center rack applications and designed to house 19inch standard mounting device.

  • Cable manager. Vertical cable manager and horizontal cable manager are available. We choose 45U dual sided vertical cable manager that can be used for both front and back cabling. And 1U metal horizontal cable manager with brush strip, it increases overall air flow within cabinet while helping to prevent equipment from overheating. The steel construction and black powder coat finish fights provides durability, resists corrosion. Besides, there are 1U metal horizontal cable manager with 5 D-rings and 1U plastic horizontal cable manager with finger duct, which can provide a large supported area to organize and route cables.

  • Equipment for connecting fiber optic cables such as 1U FHD fiber enclosure, FHU MTP-LC breakout patch panel, FHX ultra high density fiber enclosure. There are different types of fiber optic patch panel with different connectors, port numbers on FS.COM. In addition, standard or customized fiber adapters panels can also be found on FS.COM. You can choose based on your need.

  • Copper cabling equipment includes 1U shielded or unshielded patch panel, and 24 port blank keystone patch panel. These are used for connecting copper cables.

Installation of a Structured Cabling Solution

Here is a video gives a quick look at data center structured cabling solution of fiber or copper system.

First, place the 45U adjustable open frame rack in the spacious room. Then insert the 45U dual sided vertical cable manager to handle the cables vertically.

Second, deal with the fiber optic cables. Install the fiber optic equipment on the rack. Choose the suitable fiber patch panel to connect the matched fiber optic cables. For example, LC fibers should be linked to the LC adapter panel, otherwise, the network can not work.

Third, install the 1U copper patch panel on the rack. Then plug in CAT5e and CAT6 cables in turn. Make the copper cables go through the fingers of horizontal or vertical cable managers. This step aims at protecting cables and perfecting the structured cabling.

A good structured cabling solution helps increase network system performance and improve maintenance and serviceability of cables. With the right tools, you don’t need to worry about how to sort in the maze of sloppy cabling, you can build a network that is flexible enough to reconfigure and upgrade. Hope FS.COM will be your first choice to buy fiber equipment.