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Hi, i was prepare for colocation in DC, starting by get a 3u. I will get my firewall and split the connection to 2 server ( lan + ipmi ), i was thinking that should i prepare myself rj45 cable or the DC need you to order from them? Anyone have experienced on it.

How many meter for the cable should i get - 1 meter is enough? cat5, cat5e or cat6, please advice.
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Most of Data Center have already Patch Panel installed. It's will be Rj-45 or optical depend on the type of dc. Example Your firewall is in Rack No.1 and you servers are in Rack No.10. You should ask patch panel status.

If DC don't have responsible for cabling. Depend on distance between Firewall and servers, cable may be difference. Distance is more than 50 meters, i would prefer optical cabling.

Hope this help
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Patch Panel on wiki
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cat5 is fin for 1 m
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