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network documentation

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Apr 27th, 2002
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Hi,


Can anyone suggest a small Windows based Network Documentation software which support network visual view and device (routers, switches, links ... etc) function descriptions.


Thanks


Muhanna


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MickPhelps Sat, 04/27/2002 - 05:56
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Not sure what you mean by "small", but Visio is the industry standard. If you wish to exchange layout information with other engineers, visio is what they will be using.


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jrebellon1 Mon, 04/22/2013 - 19:09
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I have a network documentation project(physical and logical). The environment has 100 server, 15 swithces, 15 printers, etc which has 5 racks. My challenge will be trying to following cables, for example, on port 5 of a Cisco switch which is bundled with other cables. Any suggestions for this? Cisco Network Assistant might help. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Jeff Van Houten Mon, 04/22/2013 - 20:34
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Before physically tracing wires, you might try looking at the switch MAC address tables.

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jrebellon1 Tue, 04/23/2013 - 09:08
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So spit out the MAC address for each switch/router and match that with MAC address of servers/computers?

Jeff Van Houten Tue, 04/23/2013 - 09:12
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Not just each switch, but each switch port. The Mac addresses are specific to a port, so you can tie a server to a specific switchport.

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jrebellon1 Tue, 04/23/2013 - 10:47
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I will do that. Can you please suggest any Cisco tool/any tool to make this easier?

Collin Clark Wed, 04/24/2013 - 11:06
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Check out netbrain.


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jrebellon1 Fri, 05/17/2013 - 13:18
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I'm putting together a logical network diagram that includes routers/swtiches and port connection for each port. Any suggestion on how I can do this without for each switch port to ensure it makes sense but not too disorganize?

vmiller Fri, 05/17/2013 - 15:48
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Consider a layered approach.


1. physical. rack row slot/port cable

2. layer 2, vlan spanning treee

3. layer 3 IP relationships.

Ravi Singh Tue, 06/04/2013 - 20:31
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For network documentation Microsoft Visio and Network Notepad are the best toll. You can work with these.

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