Visio icon - UCS logical

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Mar 31st, 2011

Hi all,

I am looking for UCS logical visio icon and can't seem to find them, such as 6100 Fabric interconnect and 5108 chassis, like this

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I found this link, but there are only phsyical icons, not logical ones.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/prod_cat_visios.html

I also found this link, the PMS 3015 does have a lot of logical icons, but I couldn't find the above.

http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac50/ac47/2.html

Just a suggestion, have a single webpage for both logical and physical icons and have clear descriptions, add update dates and product grouping for logical icons. that will help finding icons a lot easier.

thanks

ming

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Correct Answer by brenewma about 2 years 11 months ago

As the moderators have stated, there is a link to a large collection of Visio topology icons on:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/prod_cat_visios.html
The link is called “Link to Cisco Network Topology Icons

The Network Topology Icons page can be confusing since there are a variety of choices and they aren’t consistent.  In other words, they list multiple formats but the files don’t all contain the same sets of icons.  Unfortunately, this is not our domain.  We only create the physical hardware icons and there is another person at Cisco who creates these logical symbols.  I have downloaded and reviewed several of the formats.  The ones that I believe will give you the most varied symbology are:

Icons as Microsoft Visio Stencils (.vss) - Use in Microsoft Visio
PPt color : ZIP (3 MB)

and
Icons for PowerPoint - Use in Corporate PowerPoint icons
ZIP (1.7 MB)

From what I can see, those two sets combined give you all of what’s currently available.  The PowerPoint format is not as convenient to use in Visio as the stencils, obviously, but there are some symbols in the PPT that are not in the VSS.  You can copy/past from PPT to Visio when you can’t find what you need in the VSS.  I have not reviewed the large EPS format files under “Icons for Printed Collateral, Visio, Video, and Multi-media” so there may be more in there as well but I’m hoping that the Visio and PPT versions combined contain them all.

In addition, the moderators posted two zip files here with UCS 5108 and 6100 topology symbols that were not in the other collections:

enlarged_UCS 6100 UCS 5108.zip (18.3 K)             Download

Brett Newman
Visimation Inc.
Cisco Visio Shape Development

Correct Answer by Linda Waterhouse about 3 years 5 days ago

Hi Ming,

Thanks very much for your patience while we looked into the icon files.  Here is an update.

  • We have checked the files in the zip file and they are not empty, but the drawings are very small and if the drawing opens at about 30% zoom, it would be easy not to notice the drawing.  Sorry for the inconvenience. 
  • In any case we are uploading a new zip with enlarged versions of the drawings for the 6100 (fabric interconnect) and the 5108 (server chassis) so that they are more visible on the page. You can of course resize in Visio to whatever size you need.
  • We have contacted the owners of the Visio files areas on the Network Topology Icons site at http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac50/ac47/2.html regarding:

-Uploading Visio stencils for the 6100 and 5108.

-Your comment to make finding icons easier: have a single web page for both logical and physical icons with clear descriptions, update dates, and product groupings for logical icons.

Linda

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minghui.qi Sat, 04/02/2011 - 06:28

Thanks for your reply.

the link you gave me is one of the link I already checked, see my original post.

I could not find 6100 fabric interconnect and 5108 chassis as in the attached picture. If I missed it, could you please let me know where it is.

thanks

Linda Waterhouse Tue, 04/12/2011 - 11:04

Hi Ming,

A little digging reveals that Cisco did create these some of these icons a few years ago, but because the 6100 is a blade and the 5108 is a series it’s not anything that was published or offered for public consumption. There would be too many variations (1,000s upon 1,000s!) to manage and maintain.

I have uploaded a zip file called UCS 6100 UCS 5108.zip in the Documents tab of the forum.

Linda

minghui.qi Tue, 04/12/2011 - 18:17

hi Linda,

Thanks for your reply.

but because the 6100 is a blade and the 5108 is a series it’s not anything that was published or offered for public consumption. There would be too many variations (1,000s upon 1,000s!) to manage and maintain.

I am not sure what you mean. The 6100 is not a blade and 5108 is the only model of chassis that Cisco announced, how could you have 1000s variations? and why is that the reason for not published for public consumpion. If so, how do Cisco expect the partners and customer to produce proper logical visio diagrams for these products?

The zip file you posted in forum has two empty vss files. I am using Visio 2010. could you post again?

thanks

ming

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Linda Waterhouse Thu, 04/14/2011 - 15:38

Hi Ming,

Thanks very much for your patience while we looked into the icon files.  Here is an update.

  • We have checked the files in the zip file and they are not empty, but the drawings are very small and if the drawing opens at about 30% zoom, it would be easy not to notice the drawing.  Sorry for the inconvenience. 
  • In any case we are uploading a new zip with enlarged versions of the drawings for the 6100 (fabric interconnect) and the 5108 (server chassis) so that they are more visible on the page. You can of course resize in Visio to whatever size you need.
  • We have contacted the owners of the Visio files areas on the Network Topology Icons site at http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac50/ac47/2.html regarding:

-Uploading Visio stencils for the 6100 and 5108.

-Your comment to make finding icons easier: have a single web page for both logical and physical icons with clear descriptions, update dates, and product groupings for logical icons.

Linda

minghui.qi Thu, 05/12/2011 - 16:58

Thanks for the enlarged version of them.

Sorry,you were right, the .vss you posted is not empty, but double clicking the .vss file there is really nothing in there, but if dragging .vss into a open drawing. it does show up?! not sure why, I am running Visio 2010. My other .vss files do show icons by double clicking. However the .vsd you posted later on shows the icon just by double clicking itself, I guess because the .vsd opens a drawing.

Anyway, thank you very much Linda and Brett for your support. Hope to see a better organized and centralized Visio icon download page for both logical and physical icons soon.

Thanks!

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brenewma Wed, 05/11/2011 - 12:24

As the moderators have stated, there is a link to a large collection of Visio topology icons on:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/prod_cat_visios.html
The link is called “Link to Cisco Network Topology Icons

The Network Topology Icons page can be confusing since there are a variety of choices and they aren’t consistent.  In other words, they list multiple formats but the files don’t all contain the same sets of icons.  Unfortunately, this is not our domain.  We only create the physical hardware icons and there is another person at Cisco who creates these logical symbols.  I have downloaded and reviewed several of the formats.  The ones that I believe will give you the most varied symbology are:

Icons as Microsoft Visio Stencils (.vss) - Use in Microsoft Visio
PPt color : ZIP (3 MB)

and
Icons for PowerPoint - Use in Corporate PowerPoint icons
ZIP (1.7 MB)

From what I can see, those two sets combined give you all of what’s currently available.  The PowerPoint format is not as convenient to use in Visio as the stencils, obviously, but there are some symbols in the PPT that are not in the VSS.  You can copy/past from PPT to Visio when you can’t find what you need in the VSS.  I have not reviewed the large EPS format files under “Icons for Printed Collateral, Visio, Video, and Multi-media” so there may be more in there as well but I’m hoping that the Visio and PPT versions combined contain them all.

In addition, the moderators posted two zip files here with UCS 5108 and 6100 topology symbols that were not in the other collections:

enlarged_UCS 6100 UCS 5108.zip (18.3 K)             Download

Brett Newman
Visimation Inc.
Cisco Visio Shape Development

Jeremy Combs Fri, 08/24/2012 - 05:59

Brett,

What about the logical icon used for the NetApp FAS Controller in the above photo?  I'm trying to find a logical representation of a SAN in both the PPt color and 3015 and am failing miserably.  Thank you for posting a ZIP with the UCS 5100 and 6100 icons in them.  I added them to my local copy of the 3015 file, is it possible for those to make it into the next release of Cisco's 3015 VSS release?

brenewma Fri, 08/24/2012 - 12:14

Hi Jeremy,

Again, my group does not produce the topology icon library for cisco as it is handled by a different Cisco graphics person.  I've contacted him and unfortunately there is no mechanism for a customer to request a topology icon.  He works with the product groups at their direction. I've made him aware of this discussion to inform him of your requests.

We (Visimation) are the Cisco Preferred Vendor with Visio expertise that has been assigned responsibility for producing the equipment shapes for rack elevations and other drawings where realistic device graphics are needed.

I wish I could help you more directly with this particular request but it's outside of our Cisco responsibilities.

Brett Newman
Visimation Inc.
Cisco Visio Shape Development

CCertified85 Tue, 12/03/2013 - 04:31

Dear Cisco Rep,

I am in need of Cisco Fabric Interconnect Blank Module  Stencil but i am not able to find it .... Kindly provide me

Thanks

brenewma Wed, 12/04/2013 - 18:44

Hello Syed,

I'm sorry but I do not know which part you are looking for in Visio.  Can you tell me a product ID number?  Is it in the UCS product family?

Regards,

Brett Newman

Cisco Visio Production

Visimation Inc.

www.shapesource.com

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