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How do you document a network?

I'm not sure how to ask this question, since I'm not in the field. Say you're a network admin and you leave your job. How does the new guy know where to start?
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Getting started with documentation

We haven't been doing any documentation at my workplace. I'm completely new to it and ask for some guidance getting started. I have a few questions: What are the essential documents that a ...
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Documenting server details

This could be a very naive question for many of you, but I have problem in answering this one, your help will be deeply appreciated. I need to document the server on which I work, and it should ...
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Documentation As-A-Manual vs. Documentation As-A-Checklist

I've had discussions in the past with other people in my department about documentation, specifically, level-of-detail and requirements. In their view, documentation is a simple checklist of Y things ...
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free tool for datacenter documentation [closed]

Is there any free tools out there that can help to better document at datacenter, for information like servers in a rack, the group port it is connected to and etc?
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IT Documentation Platforms

We are a growing IT operation that continues to provide additional offerings and support to a variety of customers. As we continue to sustain this growth, we have found that we need to have easy ...
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How do I write man pages? [closed]

How do I write a man page? Where can I find a reference of all formatting codes? Are there any good tutorials on writing man pages? What is the most convenient way to write a man page? Should I ...
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What software is available to keep track of hundreds of servers?

What good software is available (free or not free) to help me keep track of information relating to hundreds of servers, their relationships to each other (parent/child, category, type), and ...
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How do you document windows server configurations?

I come from a Unix background where documenting the configuration of a service (email for example) could be as simple as grabbing a few text configuration files and a paragraph or 2 of explanatory ...
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IT Documentation with MediaWiki

We are looking for ways in which to further enhance our documentation and our ability to allow easy access to the information as well as editing the information. With these ideas in mind, we created ...
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Where can I find introductory documentation for ZFS?

I recently installed OpenIndiana because of an interest in ZFS. I like the feature-list of ZFS, but I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around how to configure it. All of the documentation I ...
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How to document mail setup after hand-over

I've just moved a client's email services over from my host to Google Apps. I would like to hand over a document providing all they (or their agent) need should I not be available etc. How are such ...
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centos yum repository package security information.. how do i find it?

Is there anywhere that shows which security updates are included in the patch levels for centos yum repository package version of httpd?