It’s pretty sweet when you don’t have to worry about your servers. But while Dotcom-Monitor is monitoring your servers (free server tests here!) remotely for everything from speed to temperature, some poor system admins or IT techs are being dropped into a tangled nightmare. Here are 13 of the worst server wiring jobs ever, or in other words, welcome to Server Room Cable Hell.
Some installers underbid and come away with the job, but they simply did not care what kind of mess they were leaving for someone else to take care of in the future.
Sometimes it’s a matter of a big rush to get connected, then a humongous headache to go back and properly wire.
Jobs are scarce these days, but you might want to take a peak in the server room or data center before you accept the IT position.
The worst cable mess ever?
You may find a rat’s nest of cables in the basement, a bird’s nest of wires under the stairs, cables vomiting out of a rack and onto the floor.
Sometimes nothing is color-coded or labeled, inducing dread when the day comes that the guts of the system have to be rewired.
Looks like a tarantula nest – a mass webbing of evil black spiderwebs. This should be the next Marvel Comics bad-guy lair (assuming he’s a nerdy techno geek).
At first, we though this server had been slimed. But, no, just another day in Server Wiring Cable Hell.
Well, the neon green cabling was a nice idea… but probably would have been more effective with a few other colors thrown in as well.
Looks like something out of a 1980’s horror film.
Can somebody please tell me why the server goes down (free test of servers here) every time somebody flushes? Oh, wait. Here’s why…
It’s hopeless. They have me surrounded. Beam me up.
So how do you know when you’ve arrived in Server Cable Hell? You’ll know. You’ll know…
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Want to see more horrific server room cabling messes? Checkout our follow-up post, 15 More Server Room Cabling Nightmares – Server Room Cabling Hell v2.0.