02/13/2018
Unifi Switching and Wireless
Reason for Installation
Unifi Switching and Wireless install in a private school.
Used Products
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Location
Texas, USA
Description

Needed to do a network refresh in a private school and chose Unifi as the platform.  This enabled centralized management and configuration.  We started by running 238 CAT6 data drops in the new building split between 2 floors.IMG_0398.JPG2nd Floor bundle

 

IMG_0399.JPG2nd Floor cables entering MDF

 

IMG_0400.JPG2nd Floor

 

 

Installed the racks and terminated all the drops using Leviton patch panels and modules.  Cables were dressed in and tested.  I do not have any photos of the wall plates as it is the usual plates and modules.

IMG_0429.JPGTerminated and Fiber tray installed

 

IMG_3884.JPG2nd Floor cables laced to rack

 

IMG_3885.JPGSimple bundle

 

 

Next was the switch install as well as the other equipment such as the servers, phone system, routers, etc.

The Unifi Video software is running on Ubuntu Server 16.04 on dedicated hardware as we had a spare server.  All other server workloads are virtualized. 

IMG_3881.JPGComplete rack

 

IMG_3882.JPGPatch and switch

 

IMG_3895.JPGFiber connecting other buildings

 

 

This was a complete switching, video, and wireless install.  There is also more Unifi equipment in other buildings but again, I did not take photos.  It was a fun project.  There are 7 cameras covering the main areas with plenty room to add more.  The controller is running as an Ubuntu 16.04 VM in Hyper-V Server 2016.  I did have too many issues with the Cloud Key and had to remove it.  I believe there was too much equipment and it could not handle it.

IMG_3902.JPGBehind the glass

 

IMG_3905.JPGSimple camera

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unifi Switching and Wireless

by on ‎02-13-2018 06:35 AM

Needed to do a network refresh in a private school and chose Unifi as the platform.  This enabled centralized management and configuration.  We started by running 238 CAT6 data drops in the new building split between 2 floors.IMG_0398.JPG2nd Floor bundle

 

IMG_0399.JPG2nd Floor cables entering MDF

 

IMG_0400.JPG2nd Floor

 

 

Installed the racks and terminated all the drops using Leviton patch panels and modules.  Cables were dressed in and tested.  I do not have any photos of the wall plates as it is the usual plates and modules.

IMG_0429.JPGTerminated and Fiber tray installed

 

IMG_3884.JPG2nd Floor cables laced to rack

 

IMG_3885.JPGSimple bundle

 

 

Next was the switch install as well as the other equipment such as the servers, phone system, routers, etc.

The Unifi Video software is running on Ubuntu Server 16.04 on dedicated hardware as we had a spare server.  All other server workloads are virtualized. 

IMG_3881.JPGComplete rack

 

IMG_3882.JPGPatch and switch

 

IMG_3895.JPGFiber connecting other buildings

 

 

This was a complete switching, video, and wireless install.  There is also more Unifi equipment in other buildings but again, I did not take photos.  It was a fun project.  There are 7 cameras covering the main areas with plenty room to add more.  The controller is running as an Ubuntu 16.04 VM in Hyper-V Server 2016.  I did have too many issues with the Cloud Key and had to remove it.  I believe there was too much equipment and it could not handle it.

IMG_3902.JPGBehind the glass

 

IMG_3905.JPGSimple camera

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments
by
on ‎02-14-2018 09:56 AM

this cable management is beautiful, thank you!

by
on ‎02-14-2018 10:03 AM
Holy moly! Looks very nice.
by
on ‎02-14-2018 11:13 AM

Wish my schools looked like that.

by Ubiquiti Employee
on ‎02-14-2018 03:05 PM

This is Awesome to see, Nice Work!!

by
on ‎02-15-2018 05:01 AM

What about the cable lenght?

by
on ‎02-15-2018 05:42 AM

The longest drops from patch panel to wall plate are less than 180' and are well within the allowable distance.  The MDF is viewable through a curved glass wall so the students will ask questions and get engaged. 

by
on ‎02-15-2018 08:08 AM

always love the panduit rack stuff 

 

nice job !

by
on ‎02-15-2018 04:36 PM

Panduit is Panduit :-) Great work!

by
on ‎02-16-2018 02:50 AM

@brandon220 => I like the installation, it's really neet, and great cabling !.

I do have only one simple question : why having so many different type of hardware ? for replacement and spare parts management, it's a pain.
I mean :

  • you have for example, 1 type of switches, normal, for high density (48 ports 1Gbps) and aggregation at 10 Gbps (XG), but 3 types of POE switch, 48, 25 and 16 !
  • you have 3 type of UAP, lite, LR ...

 

it's just to simplify maintenance, and reduce really cost over time : you can have 4 types of hardware :

  1. switches
  2. POE switches
  3. aggregation switches
  4. UAP

 

It's a brilliant project anyway ;-P

Great work ! 

by
on ‎02-16-2018 10:06 AM

Looks lovely. I can't be the only one to find their pulse quickens when they see a good cable dressing like this, can I? Great work!