5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 21, 2018 7:50 AM by John Perri RSS

    Patch Panel to Patch Panel Pinout?

    Watchman

         I've got some questions.

      I"ve got a a couple of windows servers plugged into a vertical patch panel 5e, in which from the vertical patch panel, it is punched down to the horizontal patch panel, in which then goes to the switch. I am doing this for cable management.

       

      Now the problem is I am not getting any link activity when plugging in straight thru cables from server to vertical patch panel, and from horizontal patch panel to switch.

      Any ideas why? I've tried a cross over cable from server to vertical patch panel.

       

      Perhaps, the vertical or the horizontal patch panel needs to be punched down as a cross over instead of a patch cable, linking the patch panel to patch panel together.