Building Plan

Structure

XEOX is using following scheme to locate hardware and individuals:

  • Sites
  • Building
  • Sub-Buildings (e.g. Floors)
  • Rooms
  • Racks

Sites

New Site

You can create a Site and the Subnet (see IPPlan) in one step.

List Site

New Hardware

For new hardware, following algorithm will automatically select the site:

  1. Search for a Subnet (IPPlan). If found => use the Site from the Subnet. \ e.g. if the hardware has an IP address from the range 10.1.x.x. it would be assigned to Vienna. If 10.2.x.x it would

  2. be assigned to Klagenfurt. For all other, see step 2.

  3. One Site in your company can be the Default Site. New Hardware would be assigned to this site.

Building Plan

Once you have created a site, you can define Buildings, Floors, Rooms and Racks. In order to add a Building, you have to click on the plus button and add a building. The added building will be a gray tab, in oder to actually assign the site to the building, you have to click on the tag again. Selected tags are blue.

Building Plan 1

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Example:

Building Plan 2

Racks

You can create a Rack in a room. This can be used for Network Devices. e.g. Assign a Switch to a Rack:

Rack Assigmnent

Permanent Cabling

From Patch panel to Socket

To create the permanent cabling it is best to start from the Patch Panel. Before you do this, you should create a complete building plan, i.e. all rooms that you want to connect to the Patch Panel should be created first.

Creating the Patch Panels:

Create Patch Panel

Creating the Patch Panels - Ports You can create a range of ports in one step. e.g. A1 til A16

Create Patch Panel

Create Patch Panel

Create Patch Panel

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means that the port has no connection to a socket. So you have to define a connection to a socket.

Select Assign Endpoints from the Burger Menu

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and select the Room where the Socket is located. e.g. Room 102. After pressing create socket, the following will happen:

  • a new socket in Room 102 will be created
  • a link (wire) between Patch Panel port A1 and Socket A1 in Room 102 will be established.

Now you see the link on the Patch panel Symbol

Create a Socket in a Room manually

You can create manually a Socket. e.g. in Room 103

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Than you can make the link from Socket to Patch Panel

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Or in the opposite order, Patch Panel to Socket

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It makes no difference whether you go from Patch Panel to Socket or from Socket to Patch Panel.

Create a Link between Patch Panels

Connections between distribution rooms are often realized via Patch Panels. Patch Panels are installed on both sides. In order to map this cabling, both Patch Panels must be created with the corresponding ports first. Afterwards a connection can be created between two ports.