Re: Shutting down the wrong server
But PowerEdge, at least, have a digital display on the front, spend the 3 minutes it takes to set-up the server name and you have the name encoded in the server itself.
And network cables? I have them labeled in bulk when we receive a new order (at a time it did matter, I also had a convention to label crossed cables). This is a real PITA, but I delegate that to some PFY :) And so I know I can always check the other end of a cable. When we had to do a major network rework after 2011 flood, having all Eth cable marked at both end before delivery was part of the requirements for the networking company (and they did deliver something like 6000 patch cords).