Network diagram #4 (Home)
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Regarding Diagram #6: What is the purpose of "Prometheus"? Web Server? File Server? If file server, what's the purpose of Mnemosyne? Extra HD space?
What is the purpose of "Prometheus"? Web Server? File Server? If file server, what's the purpose of Mnemosyne? Extra HD space?
The "Trojan" dragon looks a little like Trogdor The Burninator from Homestar Runner. http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail58.html Christaselby's diagram is actually on a par with quite a few whiteboard diagrams I've seen over the years.
So, when are you going to share with us what apps they used to create these. We liked 1,2, and 4 the best. We use Visio and will probably redo ours to this style (currently we are more like 3 and 6). If there are better tools for this we'd like to know what they are. Grazie
This Diagram is the preferred view for Network Topologies. This is the exact same format that I use in my work. I am an Engineer with over 20 years in this field. Even though the other with their 3D perspective are nice to look at they do nothing for being informative. The 3D views are for those stupid managers who know nothing about the business excepts to make our life more difficult.
Anyone know what software was used to produce numbers 8 and 10? I'd quite like to make mine look like that :)
Image two provided me with a panic attack when I could really see how much equipment is actually under some Admin control. Awesome diagram!
Petty good! Now if you could publish you actual symbols so othes gould make their net diagram much quicker
None seemed to show an allowance for expansion (or contraction). There was also (at least what I saw) no differential between leased vs. owned equipment or infrastructure. These are important factors.
The number three diagram is probably OK to convey a concept but fails to adequately document a network infrastructure. A proper document would consist of a number of diagrams and there would be references to tables and or charts that provided detailed information. The one thing on number three that makes me hate it it the, etc... There should never, ever be an etc... As a Technical Writer and Technologist, whenever I see etc..., I almost always believe that the person using etc... is trying to make things look more impressive. To me, etc... conveys that you ran out of things to say, but couldn't stop saying it. etc... means you don't have firm grasp on what it is you are talking about. In technology, there is no room for etc...
@dwe12 Errr... software/role is listed under the name of each system.
That's a pretty impressive home network. Almost as impressive as #4. If THAT is a home network, I'll just quit IT and take up basket weaving or something right now...
It is possible to create the "3D" type drawings using Visio. The view is called isometric. You will need a grid and a few special setting changes in Visio though. Also, you will need the special stencils. Here is good place to start: http://www.visguy.com/
I thought, that I've to built a network like this...! It seems, that this case is likely structured and looks easy to overview and to managing. I have built my home-network like this scheme and I manage this network very easy! In further time I want to buy a new laptop and then I don't want to have any trouble with placing this laptop in my home-network! Greetz from Gerhard from A
i have to say that my inital intent in creating this diagram was to study for my CCNA and then CCNP, but it did give me a good understanding of the connectivity and redundancy needed for the MAN. Anyone studying or getting started, i highly reccomend diving into a pile of equipment with some CBTs and a good book, create a new design each time and then take it apart and do it all over again.
Diagram 8 and 10 are amazing. I don't know where this guy get this special "font" to create such amazing diagrams. I believe they are using some special BETA versions of VISIO 2012 or something like that..
Hi Am a System admin, I would like to present a network diagram. Which software did you used .please let me know about it. Please reply. Thanks alot.
tomkinsr wrote: "In technology, there is no room for etc... " Uh ohh... Most of my config files are in /etc Where should I move them to?
I like Smartdraw personally. http://www.smartdraw.com/ Cheaper than Visio and pretty easy to use I think as I refuse to read manuals :) Russ
The "etc" is at the very top. This is a case where it's probably not the best option. Either enumerate all the related locations, or list them separately and change the label top "Main Offices" or something. I think that someone brought in as a consultant and given the diagram wouldn't know what the "etc" locations are, or how they differ from the others shown on the diagram.
Might be the diagram is a make-believe company. Still, I agree now that's a big 'etc.' I'd give it a footnote at least, and list the "etc's" in their entirety. It would be very embarrassing if the CEO works at the "etc" office, or the company was founded 'there.'