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I don't have a network diagram. I have: a IP network topology diagram; a switch physical connectivity diagram; many service diagrams (ie mail, web, backups, sql, install, VPN, WAN, internet...) Each diagram has a different purpose. By limiting diagrams to a purpose, you stand a much better chance of being able to communicate important information. ...
OmniGraffle for Mac is great for just kind of thing, have you considered using VisioCafe's excellent make/model-specific stencils with Visio? - actually having representative graphics of the actual servers/switches etc. adds so much.
In general: don't name or label computers after the switches or switch ports they are connected to - this usually changes far too often for labeling to keep pace with and creates a lot of confusion once it doesn't match the physical situation anymore (What? SW01-5 is connected to Port 5 of SW03?). There is also a lot of naming ambiguity by using the switch ...
we had the same problem: to much information for one image. what helped a lot are layers. you can put the items on different layers. we than added some buttons with vba scripts to make layers visible or hide them. this way you can put all information in one place but only show the information you currently need.
There is no one answer that can fit all our needs and situations but I suggest you first decide whether or not a diagram is in fact the best method to document what you're interested in. Then diagram exactly the information you need. No more, no less. Too little tends to make the exercise pointless, whereas too much just makes it harder to read and use. It ...
Visio is perfectly fine for recording the results and keeping a permanent (well, "until next change" at least) record of your network. However, for getting the data you require to draw the relevant diagrams in Visio, you'll either need some network monitoring software with auto-discovery or you'll need to collect the data yourself. If you have managed ...
This is where the link is supposed to lead: http://www.altimatech.com/ncpmfg/index.asp?mfgacronym=netg Open-source Google-fu: visio site:netgear.com
There is no true "standard" symbol/shape for a media converter, since that is generally viewed as an interface-level item. Most network diagrams tend to show entire devices instead of individual interfaces, and leave Layer 1 connections as a simple line. If I were to come up with a symbol, I would probably avoid use of standard electronic diagram ones and ...
If you have 10 users who insist on software X, and you don't want to allow them access to a terminal server to reduce the number of licenses requires, your only real alternative is to just purchase the licenses and install it on their workstation. If you don't run it from a central location your alternative is to use things like the app virtualization to ...
I've used Dia and ArgoUML for UML models. However, I've found that Visio tends to be the shortest path from scratch to polished diagram. Especially when using templates and shapes from VisioCafe.
It should be a default template. You may try reinstalling Visio and making your you install the default templates. If you don't want to mess with that, here is a free-bee from the Tech-Republic. http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-1051830.html
Are you going for aesthetics or function? Unless I'm making something to show off, or for installers to put together right (they like pretty pictures), then I go for utility. For me, that means plain squares, with heights to match the size of the machine. The bonus is that the description of the machine can fill the box (if your diagram is sized such that ...
You'd probably have to write your own code to do it. Check out this series of articles from Scripting Guy on doing a network diagram with Powershell and Visio. http://blogs.technet.com/heyscriptingguy/archive/2010/01/12/hey-scripting-guy-january-12-2010.aspx
There are various online tools in addition to Gliffy mentioned capable of this. draw.io, Cacoo, Lucidchart and Creately come to mind.
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