upgrading flat network to VLAN

please share you experience and things need to be consider doing above upgrade . we have four floor and trying to change the thing from the access level switches to the core level  . some of the floors we have more than one racks and client PC naming and the programming switches is the section that we need the industry best practice

naming of the client end and the RACKs - best practice

naming of the switches and the VLAs -  best practice

overall best approach in this case
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JustInCaseCommented:
From my experience, naming convention is not really that important as much as it is important to be consistent. Names should be something that have meaning for those that should read it. So, whatever naming convention you chose it should be OK, as long as names are not too long. NetBIOS names have max 16 characters (Microsoft limit is 15).
For example you can create names for hosts created from floor number, office number etc F1-O23-AC-PC1 (the first floor - office 23 - accounting - PC1). But again, it should be whatever is convenient for you as administrator and as long as it is consistent.

What should really be considered is network design you will use.
Here is Cisco's High Availability Network Design Guide.
Even if you don't use Cisco equipment that could give you idea about details you maybe did not consider.

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curAuthor Commented:
what is the industry norm for Rack design in the patch panel arrangement . some of the people use the all  patch panel  first then cable guide after switch , this arrangement will create some issues  in 48 switches in the rack . if it is 48 switch in the rack below is the agreed combination

24 patch panel
Cable guide
switch 48 port
cable guide
24 patch panel
I hope above is the best way to move
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