Re: Network-Documentation

Subject: Re: Network-Documentation
From: Andrew Plato <intrepid_es -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 10:18:52 -0800 (PST)

Ferdinand wrote....

> One of my tasks is to design and establish a common drawing-instruction for
> our networks (LAN and WAN). Servers ,VLAN's,
> DMZ's, Routers, Switches and all other Network-Components have to
> be documented, most preferably graphically in 'network-maps'.
> I found out that there are not much standards for graphical Network-
> Documentation.
> Can anybody give me a hint where to find good guides and tools for

Hey Ferdinand,

The closest thing to a "standard" for network diagrams is Visio. It comes with
a lot of pre-defined shapes from routers to servers to NICs and bridges.

If you want to punch up your diagrams, you can do a mixture of artwork and
visio diagrams. I like to use real pictures of routers and servers intermixed
with visio shapes. This is how we do it for our client Network ICE. You're
welcome to take a look, it might give you some ideas: Check out the ICEcap or
BlackICEE Sentry documents - they have lots of diagrams.

Good luck.

Andrew Plato

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