Here's a short list of things to have ready for your install:

1. Please label all equipment CLIENT_ID:EQUIP_ID, replacing CLIENT_ID with a short version of your company/client name, and EQUIP_ID with something unique for that piece of equipment (i.e. SVR1, FW1, SW1, etc).

2. Check the colocation cabinet details for your facility location (found elsewhere on in this Solutions site) - all cabinets are outfitted with front and rear square-hole posts. Racknuts are available upon request at each location if you need them, but if you have your own please bring them with you. Bring all mounting hardware that came with your equipment.

3. Bring all the power cords and patch cables you will need. An 10' cable for the uplink should do in most cases, but if your switchport connection is in a different cabinet than your colo and you have a shared colo plan, you may need a longer cable - please inquire with us if you are unsure.

4. The cabinet has enough power outlets to give you 1 outlet for each amp of power in your plan - this does not mean that the power draw is limited to one amp per outlet; it's just a means of rationing outlets. If you need more than that, please bring a rack-mount power strip or Y-adapter cords. Office type power strips and extension cords are not allowed.

5. You get a single uplink port for networking, so plan on including a small switch if you have more than one network device to connect.

6. You can rest small devices, like switches and firewalls, on top of your equipment. But you cannot rest anything on anyone else's equipment in the cabinet if you are in a shared cabinet.

7. Colo carts with keyboards, mice and monitors are available for your use at the facility.

8. By default, the uplink port we provide to you will be set to auto-negotiation mode. This is the preferred configuration, and we ask that you please use auto-negotiation on your side. This is the default for nearly every NIC and network driver. Manually forcing your connection speed and duplex setting is not recommended, but if you intend to do so, YOU MUST LET US KNOW IN ADVANCE SO THAT WE CAN CONFIGURE OUT SIDE TO MATCH. A speed or duplex mismatch, and communication errors, will result when only one side of a connection uses auto-negotiation.