As I plugged in another POE camera to the network I started to wonder a little about what is normal these days. My 24 port switch currently has 17 lines plugged in with another to come when I install the next camera.
Two fo those 17 go to the main TV and the kids TV both of which have a small switch to divvy up the connection to the devices plugged in at each location. The kids only have 3 devices at the moment, but if I ever get around to plugging in all the older consoles there is a few more. The main TV on the other hand has five or six ethernet loving things...
So the switch in the server rack is starting to look full, not as neat as I would like, but it's a work in progress. I only recently grabbed out the Dymo and labelled all the plugs after upgrading to a layer 2, POE switch (which I picked up 2nd hand and very cheap) and caring a little more about what is plugged in where. I'm loving POE and while I'm only using some of the very basic mangement stuff in the swtich it's nice to exclude/quarantine some port from others.
Because everyone likes pictures:
So who else is starting to wonder just how large an enterprise they are capable of running from home